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Between the lines: Ultra large tonnage impacts Asia-Europe trade

The big ship issue will remain a feature in 2019 for the Asia-Europe trade with yet more ultra large containerships due on the water, bringing more route pain for carriers. The challenge for deepsea carriers will be to sustain a headhaul transpacific market to compensate

The liner industry is braced to receive around 400,000 teu of ‘mega vessel’ capacity this year, which is destined for the Asia-Europe trade, and a further 600,000 teu in 2020


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