Triple_E or Triple-B? Big Box-ships Beware….

An interesting concept (but perhaps a little shelf-worthy these days) seen in a recent article: the 26,000 TEU container ship. Does this have any merit, given the financial hand-wringing, (and debates on handling potential casualties) with our present-day behemoths around two-thirds that capacity? As Mr. Barry Parker put it, “Don’t forget the JAHRE VIKING “. Now there was a tanker-and-a-half.

A quick search reveals that an anchor that belonged to the Jahre Viking, all 36 tons of it, is now ensconced at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. As we cast our eye around at Capesize bulkers, and maybe a jaundiced eye at the Very Large Ore Carriers, any talk of even larger containerships has to come with a caveat: take care, lest thy parts soon becometh a museum exhibit.

On the more immediate considerations of mega-boxships, let’s not forget the CSCL Indian Ocean incident in Hamburg.

Posted on tonmiletrader.com, TUE, JULY 5, 2016