Recent months show an "order wave" for ultra-large box ships

The period between late last year and into the new year has seen a massive increase in orders for large ships in the container industry, writes Alphaliner. High freight rates and strong earnings have led to more newbuild orders.

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Recent months have shown a surge in order for new container vessels, with ultra-large vessels being particularly popular among shipowners.

Both the fourth quarter of last year and the start of the new year have seen an "order wave", writes Alphaliner.

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