Largest Container Line in 2016


Maersk Line Retains The Largest Container Line In 2016

Maersk Line still remains as the world’s largest container shipping line continuing onto 2016, according to reports.


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  • Maersk had a total operated capacity of 3.01m teu across 584 ships at the beginning of the year
  • The second in line is its arch rival MSC which has 484 ships for 2.67m teu, third-placed CMA CGM expanded by 11.1% last year to 1.82m teu across 460 vessels
  • Hapag-Lloyd  just managed to regain the fourth ranking from Evergreen with a total capacity of 932,822 teu against the Taiwanese carrier’s 931,849 teu
  • Maersk grew its fleet by 4.1% in 2014 ie., 31 ships for 405,910 teu
  • Maersk was that it was able to cut its high exposure on the troubled trade by decreasing its capacity on the route by 26% to 670,000 teu
  • Maersk increased the capacity it deployed between Asia and North America by 24% and by a massive 223% between Europe and North America
  • Maersk has a significantly lower percentage of chartered-in tonnage – 41% of its vessels are leased, compared with 61% for MSC and 67% for CMA CGM.

Source: The Loadstar