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.
- 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