In 2023, the most container ship deliveries in history will take place!
It is stated that with the orders to be placed by leading shipping companies such as Cosco, Hapag-Lloyd and HMM, orderbook-to-fleet ratio will see %20. In addition, in 2023, the largest number of container ships in the 70-year history of containerization is predicted to be delivered.
Box shipping’s vessel orderbook-to-fleet ratio had steadily decreased from 30% in 2010 to 8.8% at the end of Q3 last year, the lowest figure recorded this century. Since then orders have piled in with Clarkson Research Services reporting the ratio stands at 17.6% today. With big names such as Cosco, Hapag-Lloyd and HMM all rumoured to be readying more orders in the coming months, the 20% figure is likely to be crossed. Only the LNG sector has a higher ratio – at 23%.
In terms of delivery schedules, planning departments at liners around the world will need to brace for an extraordinary 2023 when the the vast majority of the ships now on order will start operating. Indeed, 2023 is shaping up as a year with more boxship deliveries in teu terms than any other in the near 70-year history of containerisation.
There were further gains in containership charter rates to amongst the highest levels ever recorded; 6-12 month charter rate for a 4,400 teu old panamax rose another 4% last week to $50,000 a day, on a par with peak levels seen in 2005. Both secondhand and newbuild box ship prices continue to rise.
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