Newbuilding containership deliveries have surpassed the one million TEU mark this year.
BIMCO says it represents a fleet growth of 5.1% considering the 216,000 TEU removed for scrapping.
For the full year of 2012, BIMCO forecasts the containership fleet to grow by 7.2%.
“Containership fleet growth is actually under control. It’s the demand side which is causing the headache. The demand gap in the container shipping market was created mainly in 2009 and it is the loss of that volume growth that still puts pressure on the market balance,” BIMCO said.
Published : October 22, 2012
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