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Media: Competitors' ships will be bigger than Triple-E

The alliances competing with the P3 collaboration will outdo the giant Triple-E ships in size.

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The arms race between the world's container carriers continues at full strength and the battle is focused on ship sizes. Now the G6 alliance - which competes with the P3 collaboration, consisting of the three largest carriers in the world, Maersk Line, MSC, and CMA CGM - allegedly plans to order mega ships surpassing Maersk Line's Triple-E series, according to shipping media Tradewinds.

G6, which consists of the carriers OCL, APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, MOL and NYK Line plans to order as many as 20 ships with a capacity of no less than 19,000 twenty-foot containers, teu, reports Tradewinds - 1,000 containers more than Maersk Line's Triple-E series.

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