2015 will be a battle for the biggest container ships

Maersk Line launched the battle for new mega-ships back in 2011, but the coming months will bring numerous contenders for the title of operating the biggest container ship in the world.

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2015 will become a de facto race among the oceangoing container carriers toward using the biggest ships ever handled by the industry, says Alphaliner in an analysis of the new ships set for delivery in the coming year.

Since June 2013, when Maersk Line's first Triple-E ship, the Maersk McKinney-Møller, was delivered from the yard, numerous contenders have emerged in the fight to claim the title as "the world's biggest" in terms of container capacity.

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