Following on from my article regarding the 50,000 TEU vessels that McKinsey are predicting in the next fifty years, I decided to look a little more into the practicalities of such vessels. Please bear in mind that I am NOT a Naval Architect!
Given the current terminal infrastructure, vessels can only get longer, unless terminals are willing to invest in ever larger cranes. For me, this is unsustainable but let's have a look at the current situation.
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