Jack Donnelly, Editor, Port Technology International, featuring interviews with Marco Neelsen, CEO, Joe Schofield, COO, and Nilesh Timbadia, Head of Information Technology Division, Port of Tanjung Pelepas
Scale increases in container vessel size are a well-documented and much debated topic. The search for economies of scale and the focus on cost control have pushed the container shipping industry towards the deployment of ever larger containerships
Professor Theo Notteboom, Shanghai Maritime University, China; Ghent University, Belgium; Antwerp Maritime Academy, Belgium; and University of Antwerp, Belgium
One of the most striking trends in the maritime industry in recent years has been the increasing size of container ships, the largest of which is approximately ten times bigger than they were a decade ago.
Max Schwerdtfeger, Online Editor, Port Technology International
“Mega Ship” is a terminology coined sometime around 2013 when Maersk line introduces the Triple E series of ships that can carry 18,340 TEUs. The term “Mega Ships” has since been used synonymously with the term “Ultra Large Container Vessel”.