List of largest container shipping companies

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Several shipping lines are involved in intermodal freight transport as part of international trade.

List of largest container shipping companies[edit]

This is a list of the 30 largest container shipping companies as 14 April 2022, according to Alphaliner, ranked in order of the twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) capacity of their fleet.[1] In January 2022, MSC overtook Maersk for the container line with the largest shipping capacity for the first time since 1996.[2] Hanjin was also one of the biggest but it is now defunct.[3]

Rank Company name Headquarters Total
TEU
Ships Market
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Notes Alliance
1 Mediterranean Shipping Company   Switzerland/ Italy 4,339,852 663 17.1% [Note 1] 2M
2 Maersk  Denmark 4,245,962 729 16.7% [Note 2] 2M
3 CMA CGM  France 3,261,052 578 12.8% [Note 3] Ocean Alliance
4 COSCO  China 2,927,413 474 11.5% [Note 4] Ocean Alliance
5 Hapag-Lloyd  Germany 1,742,598 247 6.9% [Note 5] THE Alliance
6 Ocean Network Express (ONE)  Japan 1,515,708 207 6.0% [Note 6] THE Alliance
7 Evergreen Marine Corporation  Taiwan 1,504,564 200 5.9% [Note 7] Ocean Alliance
8 HMM Co. Ltd.  South Korea 820,320 76 3.2% THE Alliance
9 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation  Taiwan 666,164 93 2.6% THE Alliance
10 Zim Integrated Shipping Services  Israel 463,277 127 1.8%
11 Wan Hai Lines  Taiwan 412,204 147 1.6%
12 Pacific International Lines  Singapore 284,370 89 1.1% [Note 8]
13 Korea Marine Transport Corporation  South Korea 156,995 68 0.6%
14 IRISL Group  Iran 149,042 32 0.6% [Note 9]
15 Unifeeder  Denmark 143,949 96 0.6%
16 X-Press Feeders  Singapore 142,939 93 0.6% [Note 10]
17 Shandong International Transportation Corporation  China 142,650 97 0.6%
18 TS Lines  Taiwan 108,860 53 0.4%
19 Zhonggu Logistics Corporation  China 108,844 95 0.4%
20 Sinokor Merchant Marine  South Korea 107,003 74 0.4%
21 Antong Holdings (QASC)  China 91,934 95 0.4%
22 Sea Lead Shipping  Singapore 87,180 23 0.3%
23 China United Lines  China 85,253 32 0.3%
24 Regional Container Lines  Thailand 73,133 40 0.3%
25 Matson  United States 68,563 29 0.3%
26 SM Line  South Korea 65,277 13 0.3%
27 Global Feeder Shipping LLC  United Arab Emirates 62,390 20 0.2%
28 Emirates Shipping Line  United Arab Emirates 56,541 12 0.2%
29 Arkas Container Transport  Turkey 53,049 32 0.2%
30 Swire Shipping  China 47,248 25 0.2%

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes WEC Lines
  2. ^ Includes P&O Nedlloyd, Safmarine, SeaLand and Hamburg Süd
  3. ^ Includes APL, Neptune Orient Lines, ANL, Comanav, CNC Line, Mercosul Line, and Containerships
  4. ^ Includes COSCO Shipping Lines (COSCO), China Shipping Container Lines (China Shipping Group), Orient Overseas Container Line (Orient Overseas (International) Limited), Shanghai Pan Asia Shipping, New Golden Sea Shipping, and Coheung
  5. ^ Includes United Arab Shipping Company, CSAV and NileDutch
  6. ^ Includes Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and K Line
  7. ^ Includes Italia Marittima and Uniglory Marine
  8. ^ Includes Advance Container Line (ACL), Pacific Direct Line (PDL), and Mariana Express Lines Ltd. (MELL)
  9. ^ Includes Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, HDS Lines, Valfajre Eight Shipping Company, and Khazar Shipping Company
  10. ^ Includes Consortium and X-Press Container Line

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PublicTop100". alphaliner.axsmarine.com. Retrieved 2022-04-14.
  2. ^ "A single neopanamax acquisition is all that separates Msc and Maersk at the top of the liner rankings". www. splash247.com. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  3. ^ "HANJIN SHIPPING". Journal of Commerce Online.