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Containerships Over 20,000 TEU – What’s The Push Behind Building Bigger?

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After five years where containerships seemed to stabilise in size at a capacity of around 18,000 Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in size, shipping companies are building bigger again. Now the biggest containership has a capacity of nearly 21,500 TEU. What’s the push behind building bigger? Economies of scale – the bigger the ships, the…

Fuel of the Future: Containerships Move to LNG to Meet Pollution Limits

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At the beginning of 2016, the world’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) container ship, the Issa Bella entered service between Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale. This ship could well be the beginning of a cleaner, greener revolution in powering ships around the world. Shipping companies around the world are looking to convert their ships’ engines…