Alphaliner: Newbuildings boost capacity of container fleet

The major container carriers have increased their overall capacity during the last 12 months, led by Hamburg Süd, among others.

A stream of newbuildings to the major container carriers has increased the capacity among the 21 largest carriers by 5.6 percent over the past year, according to data from Alphaliner. The three carriers that have increased their capacity the most, percentage-wise, are Korean Hyundai, Hamburg Süd and Evergreen with 21.2 percent, 17,4 percent and 15.2 percent, respectively.

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