Cellular fleet hits 21m teu

Cellular fleet hits 21m teu

The cellular containership fleet breached the 21m teu mark on November 2, analysts at Alphaliner report. It took 22 months to grow from 20m teu – the pace of growth the slowest recorded since 2000, with the average rate of growth during the 2000-2015 period coming in at 1m teu added every 12-13 months.

However, unfortunately for liner companies the growth rate is now accelerating again, with Alphaliner predicting the 22m teu mark will be hit within the next 12 months within the next 12 months due to the planned deliveries of over 80 ships of 10,000-21,000 teu during the coming year, while scrapping activity is expected to remain subdued.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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