Surplus Panamax ships are increasingly deployed on Asian services, but there are significant drawbacks for carriers in several key ports, says Alphaliner. Meanwhile, Maersk Line and NYK are launching a new collaboration in the region.
BY OLE ANDERSEN
Container carriers are looking toward the intra-Asian routes in order to find employment for their many "surplus" Panamax ships in the 4,000-5,000 teu range, which are replacing the much smaller 1,700 - 2,800 teu vessels.
On Dec. 5, all Russian crude oil will be banned in the EU. But oil from the warring country will still flow into the world market, and both the EU embargo and price cap can be circumvented, predicts sanctions lawyer.