SeaIntel: Giant ships bring significant fuel savings

It makes sense to consider even bigger ships just in terms of fuel consumption, according to SeaIntel analysis.

Several major container carriers will take delivery of a long line of container ships with capacities of 18,000 teu or more in 2014 - the so-called Triple-E ships. And this could work wonders for the carriers' fuel consumption, says shipping analysts SeaIntel.

In fact, it would make sense to consider even bigger ships if one looks solely at fuel consumption. Using access to data concerning fuel consumption on individual ships, SeaIntel has calculated that a 25,000 teu ship would be able to save 27 percent in fuel costs on the Asia-Europe routes, compared to a 14,000 teu ship.

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