An infographic released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) as part of its report entitled ‘The Real Impacts of Mega-ships’ shows the total cost to construct some of the world’s largest container ships.
PTI previously reported various global container lines who have placed orders for record-breaking ships at the time of their announcement, including OOCL, who recently placed a mega-ship order for six 21,150 TEU ships.
In the infographic, the largest containership cost US$50 million less than the first generation of 18,000 TEU ships.
The world’s largest container shipping line Maersk has made massive profits of around US$1.6 billion so far for 2015, putting it in a positive position to follow through with its recent order for eleven 19,630 TEU ships.
Maersk’s profit forecast is expected to reach well over $6 billion for 2015 if it can maintain its current position as the largest container line globally.
It has also recently announced a capital programme of around $15 billion in order to spend more money on container ships and equipment.
A number of container lines have purchased stakes in terminals, with Maersk’s 2M alliance owning stakes in around 80 terminals worldwide, followed closely by CKYHE with around 74 terminal stakes.
See below for the infographic: