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New “Megamax” Container Ships Create New Risks for Global Supply Chains

When 20,000 shipping containers carried by one giant ship reach a port, it’s like a pig in a python   Alexandria, VA, April 14, 2017 — The size of newly commissioned and built container ships has been creeping steadily upwards for 20 years, as shipping companies and shippers pursue increasing economies of scale to lower the unit costs of ocean shipping.  Now that steady evolution has reached a new milestone with the hand-over this month…
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