Ro-Ro carriers hope new multipurpose ships help lift slumping box market

Ro-Ro carriers hope new multipurpose ships help lift slumping box market

When Atlantic Container Line in the next couple months introduces the first of five of the world’s largest multipurpose ro-ro/container ships, the symbolism will be stark. The vessels, after all, will carry cargo moving across the Atlantic for shipping sectors heading in opposite directions — the roll-on, roll-off market being a rising star and the containerized trade staring at a sudden, unexpected downturn.

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