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 the gap between supply and demand. According to Alphaliner data, 1.21m teu of new container tonnage hit the water in the first 10 months of this year, of which 83% was for ships of 10,000 teu and above. Moreover, the … [Read more...]

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 containership. The accomplishment marked the first time a ship has surpassed the once-mythical 19,000 TEU mark. The Mumbai Maersk, one of Maersk's second generation Triple-E's, set the record this past weekend at the Tanjung … [Read more...]

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 containership flying the French flag. CMA CGM Antoine De Saint Exupery will enter into service on 6 February 2018 on the FAL 1 service (French Asia Line 1), connecting Asia to Northern Europe. The service offers a weekly … [Read more...]