List of freight ship companies

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This is a list of freighter shipping fleets. The largest shipping companies are European and Asian.[1]

History[change | edit source]

The growth of container transport fleets began in the 1950s.[2]

List[change | edit source]

This list is in order of size, with the largest first. In 2009, for example, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) was the tenth in size worldwide.[1]

This list is in a table format:

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Rank Name Location Vessels TEUs[3]
1 Maersk Line (A. P. Moller-Maersk Group)[1] Denmark 514 1,939,773
2 Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)[1] Switzerland 367 1,451,270
3 CMA CM (Compagnie Générale Maritime)[1] France 306 999,205
4 Evergreen Marine[1] Taiwan 141 540,163
5 American President Lines (APL)[1] Singapore 128 518,566
6 Hapag-Lloyd[1] Germany 115 485,104
7 China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO)[1] China 142 556,444
8 China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL)[1] China 118 434,991
9 Hanjin Shipping[1] Korea 67 407,102
10 Nippon Yusen (NYK)[1] Japan 99 398,446

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References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaika), "Fleet Sizes of Full Container Operators"; retrieved 2012-9-5.
  2. Inter-modal Steel Building Association (ISBA), "All About Shipping Containers"; retrieved 2012-9-5.
  3. TEU is an acronym. TEU stands for the Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit. TEU is an inexact unit for measuring cargo capacity based on the standard container size.