Weak scrapping in 2014 bad news for container carriers

The amount of scrapped container ships finished far below expectations in 2014, and next year looks even worse, says Alphaliner.
Photo: IMO
Photo: IMO

Container carriers are hesitant when it comes to scrapping ships at a time when new tonnage, and ultra large vessels especially, are pouring into the global fleet. A development that - according to analyst agency Alphaliner - will worsen the already increasing overcapacity of ships.

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