Record breaking containership orders

Date Added: 2 September 2021

With our broad range of seafreight forwarding and logistics services, Davies Turner notes that the Splash247 website reports that with freight rates setting new records every week, cash-rich container shipowners have splurged on new tonnage like never before.

The Splash247 article says that the previous annual record for new container ship orders has just been broken, measured in capacity, in less than eight months, according to new data from international shipowning organisation BIMCO.

According to the report, a total of 619 containerships are now on order for future delivery. Of those, 381 have been ordered in 2021 alone. Never has 3.44 million teu been ordered in such a short time span. Still, it’s not a record for the total orderbook, as 6.8 million teu were on order by the end of July 2008, compared to 5.3 million teu by late August.

The complete article on the subject can be seen here:

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