Container newbuild avalanche sets new records 

New containership deliveries in June reached 277,873 teu, setting a new record for the highest level of new vessel capacity delivered in a single month, according to data from Asia-based box watchers Linerlytica. 

The total number of new ships delivered in the first six months of the year has reached 148 units for 975,344 teu with over 1.2m teu still due in the second half of the year even after provisions for delivery slippage, Linerlytica has warned. Full year deliveries are set to reach 2.2m teu in 2023, which will also be a new annual delivery record, beating the previous high of 1.7m teu delivered in 2015.

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