While the 1970s could be called the decade of the tanker, and the 1980s that of the bulk carrier, without a doubt the 1990s will be most widely recognized in maritime circles as that of the containership. Explosive fleet growth — from 1.768 million
There is certainly no let-up yet in the containership ordering spree as charter rates scale new heights, carriers continue to report record results. The Howe Robinson Container Charter Index has climbed to a new record of 1588.4. up by just over 252% since its January 2002 low point of 451.
MMA, the Marine Machinery Association, continuing its efforts to foster a better understanding and a better business climate between the Navy and the marine industry, will host two panel discussions at its next meeting on February 26 in Crystal City, Arlington, Va.