Surplus tonnage cascading a threat to smaller box ships
Ocean carriers are busy cascading bigger ships on to secondary trades in order to absorb ...
There’s an interesting concept coming out of Norway. As salmon farms struggle to cope with an outbreak of sea lice, there’s a plan afoot to buy cheap panamax containerships – of which there are many available – and build a farm on board. While this article doesn’t mention whether the ship would also be used to distribute the salmon, it apparently will cost half the price of building a conventional salmon farm. Meanwhile, Chile, the second-largest salmon exporter, has been affected by an algae bloom and global salmon production is expected to fall 7% this year.
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