Container ship size ‘arms race’ questioned

Drewry points to diminishing returns on a system basis when container ships exceed 18,000 teu, despite a newbuilding 'arms race' that has taken vessels such as CSCL Globe to 19,100 teu and more

The economics driving the ultra-large container ship ‘arms race’ may be approaching a stalling point unless ports and shipping companies collaborate more closely, consultancy Drewry has warned.

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