The Top 10 Shipping Container Companies in The U.S!


  • The top shipping containers companies in the USA are based on the information from Alphaliner.
  • It is based on the record of the size of the container ship fleets based on twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).
  • This is how many twenty-foot shipping containers a company can take at any provided time.

A recently published article in Vizaca, by Robert M. Long brings forth the top 10 shipping container companies in the USA on the basis of the information obtained from Alphaliner.  Now, here is the list of top 10 shipping container companies.

1: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.

United Parcel Services of America, Inc. is the largest package shipping company in the world in terms of earnings and volume. It provides door-to-door service to every location in the United States, as well as more than 200 countries. The company also gives day-to-day pickup service to more than 1.6 million consumers. In 1997 it distributed over 3 billion parcels and documents. It also provides logistic services which is the data collecting and analysis through its subsidiary UPS Logistics Group. The company has enhanced into the tourism industry by giving a passenger weekend flight service obtaining charter planes. Its domestic processes encompass nationwide air delivery services associated with electronic tracking data.

Throughout the United States, the company’s regional air hub network provides facilities to its air service. Its main hub is located in Louisville, Kentucky, from where most of the domestic and international packages and documents are processed.

UPS proposes both its business and non-business customers package tracking services by giving tracking software.

2: FedEx Corporation

On June 18, 1971, the company was established by Frederick Wallace Smith, and It is headquartered in Memphis, TN. FedEx Corporation offers the provision of a portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. It regulates through the various segments such as FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, FedEx Services, and Corporate, other, and Eliminations. The FedEx Express segment includes domestic and international shipping services for delivery of parcels and cargo. The FedEx Ground segment works on small-package ground delivery services. The FedEx Freight segment operates on less-than-truckload freight services across all lengths of haul. The FedEx Services segment gives sales, marketing, information technology, communications, customer service, technical support, billing and collection services, and specific back-office processes.

3: Maersk:

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an international corporation that possesses one of the largest shipping companies in the world as well as many of the biggest container ships. Maersk Logistics USA, Inc. Has been giving its services for more than a century in logistics and avant-garde machinery. Their expertise and experience is the result of many years of service to major fields in the business of electronics, footwear, clothing, furniture, food products, and many more. Maersk Logistics keeps 14 headquarters and contacts in the United States such as Dallas, Georgia, Florida, Honolulu, Illinois, LA, and San Francisco.

4: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd AG is an international shipping and container transportation company. It is presently in the position among the largest container carrier companies in the world in terms of container capacity.

The company was established in 1970 by the union of two German transportation/maritime companies, Hamburg-American Line (HAPAG), which was formed from 1847, and Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) or North German Lloyd (NGL), which was established in 1857.

Since its establishment, Hapag-Lloyd has been bought by many organizations and has also undergone several coalitions with other companies.


Cisco incorporated nearly three decades ago, COSCO Americas, Inc. is part of the international COSCO Group. This one of the top transnational logistics and shipping companies gives various services from cargo flow management to tanker shipping, container shipping, shipping supply, and technical support as well as vessel operations support. Cosco has offices in Charleston, Boston, Norfolk, Chicago, Seattle, and other main cities of the United States.

6: American President Lines Ltd.

APL, initially famous by the name of American President Lines Ltd., is a Singapore-based container and shipping company which is a subsidiary of French shipping company CMA CGM. In 1938, the U.S. government took possession of the management of the Dollar Steamship Co. which was in economic crises and switched their assets to the newly formed American President Lines.

The APL is perceived as the 6th biggest in the world working in freight and shipping. It possesses more than 20 offices all over the United States only. APL is the American government’s trusted service provider that gives specialists and profitable shipping solutions for more than a century. The services of APL’s logistics group is headquartered in Washington D.C. center mainly on the U.S. Flag Services, which implies dependable operations for priority U.S. Flag cargos.

7: Hanjin Shipping America LLC

Hanjin Shipping America, LLC gives marine carrier services. The Company provides freight forwarding, contract logistics, ship management and repairs, terminal operation, and tanker services. Hanjin Shipping America assists customers all over the world.

8: NYK Line

The company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha has its headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo,  Japan and possesses about 800 ships fleet, which includes container ships, tankers, bulk and wood chip carriers, Ro-Ro car carriers, reefer vessels, LNG carrier, and cruise ships.

NYK line has almost 170 subsidiaries in the United States of America. NYK Logistics Americas’ center of operations is in Long Beach, California.

9: Evergreen Marine Corporation

The major services of Evergreen Marine Corporation are included in shipping, vessel construction, and port management. It has almost 20 agent offices working in the United States containing New Jersey and New York.


CMA CGM America’s control center is in Norfolk, Virginia. CMA CGM is positioned in the top ten shipping organizations in the United States because of its smooth growth of 30 percent every year.


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Source: Vizaca


  1. What a rubbish article.
    UPS is NOT a container shipping company.
    Hanjin went bankrupt in 2017.
    APL is a subsidiary of CMA-CGM – a French company.
    Maersk is a Danish company.
    FedEx is NOT a container shipping company.
    Evergreen is a Taiwanese company (NOT US).

    I mean, really, if you are going to publish a website, at least get the facts right.
    This page is TOTAL GARBAGE.

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