Maersk still weighs in as the world’s largest container shipping line


Maersk Line has consolidated its position as the world’s largest container carrier, increasing its lead over MSC after its capacity was swollen by an 26.8% to 4.15m teu.

Notwithstanding the Danish carrier’s acquisition of Hamburg Süd, its organic growth matched that of MSC, which has a tradition of developing its business solely by customer base expansion, and recorded a year-on-year gain of 10.8% last year.

Alphaliner’s review of the top 15 carriers provides further evidence of the emergence of two tiers of carriers – the premier league of Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM, Cosco, Hapag-Lloyd, Evergreen and the new Ocean Network Express (ONE) distancing themselves from the others.

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Maersk still weighs in as the world’s largest container shipping line

 

Source: The Loadstar, January 17, 2018

Author: Mike Wackett 

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