The increasingly congested pipes of maritime trade may soon clog beyond repair. In a FreightWaves article by Lori Ann LaRocco, the author explains why bigger isn't always better. While Evergreen's Ever Ace container ship now boasts the largest capacity in the world – it can hold nearly 24,000 cargo units – higher volume doesn't necessarily mean higher quality shipping. An ImportGenius analyst is quoted on Evergreen's opportune timing in the industry, but not proper planning. The sky-high packing process is dangerous and inefficient. Outrageously stacked containers risk falling overboard, and even if these huge ships arrive safely, unpacking takes massive quantities of time. That is, if ports can even sustain such enormous shipments.

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