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Does the Ever Given herald a peak in boxship sizes?

Boxships have just about quadrupled in size in terms of carrying capacity since China joined the World Trade Organization at the start of the century - a neat allegory for how the West has become hooked on cheap Chinese products. Yet perhaps we’ve finally hit a plateau, both on sourcing from China and on the size of containerships.

Box shipping has had a tough few months when it comes to accidents and increasingly the pattern of incidents looks as if it is down to size issues, combined with ...

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