October 6 - According to analysis by Alphaliner, almost half of the containership capacity on order, or 48 percent, has capacities of more than 10,000 teu, with the average new containership size around 6,100 teu.

"It appears that the container carriers' answer to the challenges of sustainable shipping and the reduction of emissions is to build ever-larger ships," the information service said in its current newsletter. 

On high-volume north-south trades covering Africa, the Middle East and South America, carriers have deployed ships of 7,000 to 9,000 teu in the past year.