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Alphaliner: 2013 sets scrapping record

450,000 teu are expected to be deleted from the global container fleet in 2013. This surpasses the past record from 2009, says Alphaliner.

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When 2013 is over the container carriers will allegedly have set a new record. Alphaliner says that 450,000 teu are expected to have disappeared from the global container fleet in the past year, beating the previous record of 377,000 teu from 2009.

According to the analysts the previous scrapping reports show that of the 197 container ships removed from the fleet, 184 were scrapped, nine were converted to non-container use, while four ships either sank or were damaged beyond repair.

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