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Splash Extra: Trio of global carriers dust off megamax plans

Three global carriers have dusted off megamax newbuild plans, potentially adding up to half a million slots to the global liner fleet, the latest issue of Splash Extra can exclusively reveal. A portion of the 23,000 teu class ships on the drawing board will be LNG-fuelled.

Commenting on the renewed containership newbuild speculation, Simon Heaney, Drewry’s senior manager for container research, said: “We think such orders – assuming they materialise – will be anomalies and won’t trigger a stampede.”

Elsewhere in the monthly subscription title there are the regular market updates, an in-depth look at the potential of atomic power to fuel the next generation of ships, while the Interview section sits down with Matt McCleary, who has just published the concluding novel of his Shipping Man trilogy and now seeks to get the books made into movies.

This month’s Analyst Abstract, featuring the best research commentary and data, looks specially at the newbuild to existing fleet ratios of the container, dry bulk and tanker fleets.

Splash Extra serves as a concise snapshot of what is driving the shipping markets. Priced for as little as $200 per year it is an essential tool for the shipping community to help navigate investment decisions in today’s tricky environment. For more subscription details, click here.

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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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  1. DID WE NOT READ A FEW WEEKS AGO THAT SOME OF THESE EXPERTS ? IN EUROPE STATE THAT
    LNG WAS NOT A GOOD FUEL FR REDUCING GHG / DECARBONISATION ??.
    ALL THE HYPE ABOUT LNG WAS NOT WORTH IT.

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