Top 40 Container Carriers

Top 40 Container Carriers

When congestion last fall forced dozens of ships to anchor off the West Coast and crippled the flow of cargo through the nation’s largest ports, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for beneficial cargo owners racing to get their goods to store shelves in time for the holidays. The extent of the damage — lost sales, unfulfilled orders and loss of business to other countries — increases in clarity when analyzing the latest U.S. import and export data for 2014. Frankly, volumes were understated from what they could and should have been if not for the late-year contract showdown between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association. Simply put, more cargo should have moved into and out of the United States.

 

 

 

Previous rankings

Top 40 Container Carriers in U.S. Export Trade, January-September 2014

Top 40 Container Carriers in U.S. Import Trade, January-September 2014 

Top 40 Container Carriers in U.S. Export Trade, 2013

Top 40 Container Carriers in U.S. Import Trade, 2013

Top 40 Carriers in U.S. Containerized Trade in the First Half of 2013

Top 40 Carriers in U.S. Containerized Trade in 2012

Special Coverage

container ship docked at Port of Oakland, January 2015
When congestion last fall forced dozens of ships to anchor off the West Coast and crippled the flow of cargo through the nation’s largest ports, it couldn’t have come at a worse time for beneficial cargo owners racing to get their goods to store shelves in time for the holidays. The extent of the damage — lost sales, unfulfilled orders and loss of business to other countries — increases in clarity when analyzing the latest U.S. import and export data for 2014.

News & Analysis

29 Apr 2015
CMA CGM said its New Europe Mascarene Oceania service will call at the Kattupalli International Container Terminal, an emerging alternative gateway on India’s southeastern coast.
Cosco container ship in Port of Oakland
29 Apr 2015
China Cosco Holdings reported a first-quarter loss of $166 million just hours after being forced to make its second unusual trading announcement of the month as rumors that the carrier would be merged with China Shipping Container Lines continued to galvanize the market.
29 Apr 2015
The first of United Arab Shipping Co.’s super-sized container ship built to run on liquefied natural gas has been named in a ceremony at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, the Korean shipyard where the vessel is under construction.
CSCL Globe, China Shipping container ship
27 Apr 2015
China Shipping Container Lines in the first quarter continued its profitable turnaround that began with a positive 2014 annual result, reporting a 305 percent increase in net profit to $40 million.
23 Apr 2015
Hamburg Sud remained in the black in 2014 even as falling freight rates on its key South American routes and a weaker dollar depressed revenues.
20 Apr 2015
Hapag-Lloyd has ordered five 10,500-TEU container ships for the South American trades.

Commentary

Soren Skou isn’t just the leader of the world’s largest container shipping company.