CONTAINERSHIPS, part 2: Supply - Fleet development

Market Insight Report extract


Full year containership fleet growth is expected to reach 2.5% based on TEU capacity, after a growth rate of 1.3% in 2016. A similar TEU-capacity expansion is also expected for 2018, after which the expansion could return to lower rates of 1.5% per year for the 2019-2020 period. However, looking at the containership sector in number of vessels, the fleet is actually decreasing. We expect this to be the case also for the years to come, as a result of the upsizing trend.

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