A 23% increase in containers lifted allowed Cosco to steal the top spot from Maersk Line in the third quarter.
The Chinese carrier loaded 5.49 million teu, compared with the Danish carrier’s 5.26m.
According to Alphaliner’s liftings league table, the Chinese line loaded 23% more containers in Q3 than in the same period of 2016, whereas Maersk carried 2.4% fewer, its booking systems temporarily stymied by a cyber attack in the summer that caused a 12-day IT shutdown.
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