Now this isn’t something I would normally write about because it has absolutely nothing to do with how the container shipping world works but sometimes it’s worth taking a step back and seeing something from a different viewpoint.
Container ships are never going to be the prettiest looking ships in the world, that’s not the point of them. They are there to transport containers around the globe so that you get your Ikea furniture or latest gadget when you want it. Does it matter whether the ship was sleek and aerodynamic or not? Probably not.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be staying in a hotel on the banks of the Elbe River in Hamburg. It had fantastic views over the river and I had the opportunity to watch