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Are ships too big?

How big is too big? Ever Given’s 2021 incident in the Suez Canal, increases in container overboard events and the launch of ever-larger container ships have brought the question into sharp focus.

Take the Ever Given’s grounding. Was it an outlier, a rare occurrence given the massive traffic volume that regularly travels through the canal? Or was it a sign of things to come, as ships get bigger and our current infrastructure strains at the seams to contain them?

The critical question to ask is: Who benefits from the increase in ship size?

Download our Too big to sail eBook to find out more.

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