Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering has recently delivered the CMA CGM MARCO POLO.
The event marks another milestone for the container shipping industry as the new 16,020TEU boxship breaks the record held by the Maersk ‘E’-class ships for the highest nominal capacity on a containership, Alphaliner says.
Two more vessels of the same class will join the CMA CGM fleet in April next year. They will hold the record until June 2013, when the first of the Maersk 'Triple E'-class ships with an even higher nominal capacity of 18,270TEU are delivered.
By 2015, 16 carriers will operate containerships above 12,000TEU, compared to nine carriers currently.
"This will set the stage for an intensification of the competition among the main carriers," forecast Alphaliner.
Published : November 8, 2012
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