Shipowners ordered far more container vessels in 2017

Container carriers tapped the yards more in 2017, ordering new capacity totaling 671,641 teu. An increase of 140 percent when compared with 2016 – though far from 2015 levels, shows an analysis from Alphaliner.

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More orders for container vessels were placed at the yards in 2017, where shipowners ordered new capacity totaling 671,641 teu, shows a new analysis from Alphaliner.

This marks a 139.5 percent increase compared with 2016, where carriers ordered 280,480 teu in total, adjusted for canceled orders.

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