Wednesday, February 22, 2023
OOCL Spain

Wave of Megaships About to Hit the Water as Container Shipping Demand Falters

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The timing couldn’t be worse: with consumer demand lethargic and inventory stocks stubbornly high, ocean carriers are

February 22, 2023
Total Views: 6444

Thursday, February 16, 2023
OOCL Spain

OOCL Welcomes First of Six 24,000 TEU Megaships

Hong Kong-based container shipping line Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has welcomed its first new ‘megaship’ with the naming ceremony of the

February 16, 2023
Total Views: 6853

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

India’s Trade Goals Run Into a Big Ship Problem

By Karthikeyan Sundaram, Kevin Varley and Ann Koh (Bloomberg) — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s goal of making India the world’s factory risks being

January 11, 2023
Total Views: 1835

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

EVER ACE, The World’s Largest Containership, Transits The Suez Canal

Ever Ace, the world’s largest containership, transited the Suez Canal for the first time August 28, 2021. Ever Ace, built in 2021 for the Taiwanese

August 31, 2021
Total Views: 7205

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Marco Polo Container-ship lighthouse

CMA CGM Marco Polo Continues Record-Setting East Coast Tour

The CMA CGM Marco Polo is continuing its record-setting North American East Coast tour, docking today at the Port of Savannah after previous calls in Virginia,

May 26, 2021
Total Views: 3081

Friday, March 26, 2021
Maritime News

Piloting a Megaship: How Big Is Too Big?

This article was originally published on April 27, 2020. It has been reposted to provide context to the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal. Also read Part

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 8089

maersk ship
Maritime News

Do Super-Sized Ships Create Super-Sized Problems?

This article was originally published in 2019. It has been reposted to provide context to the Ever Given situation in the Suez Canal. Also read Part 2:

March 26, 2021
Total Views: 4551

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
25000 teu containership aip signing

DNV GL Awards Approval in Principle for 25,000 TEU Containership

DNV GL has awarded China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding an Approval in Principle for the design of a 25,000 TEU LNG-powered containership which would be the

December 4, 2019
Total Views: 128

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
evergeen glory
Maritime News

Samsung Heavy Industries to Build the World Largest Containerships for Evergreen

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries will build six of the world’s biggest containerships for Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen Marine

October 8, 2019
Total Views: 509

Monday, June 10, 2019
Maritime News

Bigger Ships Mean ‘Bigger Risks for Everyone’

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – It seems the ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) that have become the ‘new normal’ on the Asia-Europe tradelane

June 10, 2019
Total Views: 304

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
mv sajir lng conversion
Maritime News

MAN Hired for World’s First Megaship Conversion to LNG Fuel

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of a 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel LNG operation. The container vessel MV SAJIR is

March 6, 2019
Total Views: 70

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
maersk ship
Maritime News

Carriers Show Reduced Appetite for Megaship Orders, Drewry Says

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – A “reduced appetite” for ordering ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) and carriers instead aspiring to become

January 16, 2019
Total Views: 20

Thursday, January 10, 2019
msc containership
Maritime News

MSC to Close Capacity Gap on Maersk in 2019

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – MSC is set to receive some 330,000 teu of newbuild tonnage this year and will close the gap on its 2M partner, Maersk

January 10, 2019
Total Views: 52

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
ultra large containerships
Maritime News

Slowing Growth and More New ULCVs Widen Container Supply and Demand Gap

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Sluggish growth, combined with the delivery of more ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) in the past month, has widened

October 31, 2018
Total Views: 16

Thursday, September 6, 2018

DNV GL, DSIC Agree to Develop LNG-Fuelled, 23,000 TUE Ultra Large Containership

Classification society DNV GL and Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC), China’s largest shipbuilder, have signed an agreement to develop a 23,000

September 6, 2018
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Mumbai Maersk Containership
Maritime News

Maersk Containership Loads World Record 19,038 TEUs in Malaysia

With a load of 19,038 TEU, the Maersk Line ultra-large containership Mumbai Maersk has set a new world record for the largest load ever carried by

August 22, 2018
Total Views: 628

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

MAN Diesel & Turbo to Supply Engines for MSC’s Record-Breaking Megaships

Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo says it has won the order to provide both main and auxiliary engines for Mediterranean Shipping Company’s eleven

April 17, 2018
Total Views: 61

Friday, January 26, 2018

CMA CGM Takes Delivery of New Flagship, the 20,600 TEU CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery.

French shipping giant CMA CGM has taken delivery of its new flagship, the 20,600 TEU capacity CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery. The vessel is now biggest

January 26, 2018
Total Views: 77

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
cosco developement
Maritime News

Carriers Beginning to Postpone ULCV Deliveries Amid Overcapacity and Softer Demand

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Where contracts allow, ocean carriers are starting to postpone deliveries of new ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs)

January 10, 2018
Total Views: 73

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
msc containership
Maritime News

MSC and CMA CGM to Upgrade 21 Existing Containerships into ULCVs

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The ‘jumbo-isation’ of containerships is back in fashion, with MSC and CMA CGM reportedly planning to upgrade 21

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 133