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2M gets average fleet size of 17,000 teu on Asia-Europe

With Maersk Line's latest order for a series of mega-vessels, the 2M alliance's two carriers cement their position as kings of Asia-Europe with an average vessel size of 17,000 teu, SeaIntel Consulting tells ShippingWatch.

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On the one hand, the news on Tuesday concerning Maersk Line's order for 11 mega-vessels was "the story of an announced order" as the carrier has for months been gearing up to order more of the biggest container ships.

On the other hand, the many new teu set to join Maersk Line's fleet mean that the carrier, alongside alliance partner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will reach an average size on Asia-Europe that looks set to leave competitors in their wake.

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