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Can the carriers fill all these ultra-large containerships? And if so, for how long?

From The Loadstar:

However, ultra-large containerships need to run with sufficient utilisation levels to enjoy the economy of scale advantage over their smaller ship-operating rivals –- after all that is the object of the billions of dollars invested in these behemoths, and not least the new attraction for a vessel sharing marriage between hitherto unlikely […]