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How much bigger can container ships get?

By William Kremer, BBC World Service

The world’s cargo ships are getting big, really big. No surprise, perhaps, given the volume of goods produced in Asia and consumed in Europe and the US. 1,280 more words

Greenwich Maritime Institute

Economies of Scale in Shipping: Does Bigger Mean Better?

Like many other industries, container shipping benefits from economies of scale. The lower operating costs per TEU can be achieved by simply utilising larger vessels. 611 more words


Watch the Largest Ship in the World Get Built in 76 Seconds

Maersk Line is one of the largest container ships in the world.

How do those giant metal boxes move around the world? With giant shipping carriers, of course. 72 more words