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Order boom for ultra-large container vessels in 2015

Analyst agency Alphaliner points to a new wave of orders for container vessels with a capacity of more than 18,000 teu. 39 newbuilding orders for the ultra-large vessels have been placed so far this year, corresponding to 60 percent more than last year.

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The combined capacity of container ships ordered this year has so far climbed to 1.04 million teu, a 60 percent increase compared to orders placed in the same period last year, according to a new analysis performed by Alphaliner.

Maersk orders 11 new mega-vessels for USD 1.8 billion

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