Top 40 Container Carriers

Top 40 Container Carriers

Mergers and acquisitions and soon-to-launch alliances are changing the rankings of the JOC Top 40 Container Carriers in U.S. containerized trade. Volume increased 2.7 percent year-over-year to 23.7 million 20-foot-equivalent units in the first nine months of 2014, with Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. accounting for 21.4 percent of total trade. The two partners in the 2M Alliance, scheduled to launch in January, had combined U.S. exports totaling nearly 2.2 million TEUs, or 22.9 percent of the market, while their 2.9 million TEUs in U.S. imports gave them a combined 20.4 percent market share.

 

 

 

Previous rankings

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

Mergers and acquisitions and soon-to-launch alliances are changing the rankings of the JOC Top 40 Container Carriers in U.S. containerized trade. Volume increased 2.7 percent year-over-year to 23.7 million 20-foot-equivalent units in the first nine months of 2014, with Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. accounting for 21.4 percent of total trade.

News & Analysis

CMA CGM container ship in Hamburg, Germany
27 Dec 2014
CMA CGM on Friday released extensive details of the Ocean Three east-west alliance that it will begin early in 2015 along with United Arab Shipping Co. and China Shipping Container Line.
14 Oct 2014
Israel Corp. will shift its stake in Zim Integrated Shipping Services, along with several other companies, to a holdings company that will be listed on stock exchanges in New York and Tel Aviv, the company announced.
12 Oct 2014
Hapag-Lloyd is looking for a safe haven. Like many of its rivals, the German carrier is seeking that haven in the form of new or enlarged alliances. But it's taking the pursuit for stability even further, restructuring its ownership and bringing in a new CEO who will steer the carrier into new routes, new ships and a merger that will elevate the fourth-largest container line by capacity.
30 Sep 2014
Nearly $300 million in subsidies were given to four Chinese ship lines today, as the Chinese government begins to roll out parts of a six-year plan to update its shipping industry.
29 Sep 2014
Maersk is facing aggressive competition on its most lucrative north-south routes, which are being targeted by rival carriers seeking to offset losses from the overtonnaged Asia-Europe trade lane.
yard building Maersk ship
24 Sep 2014
Maersk Line plans to invest $3 billion a year for up to five years to order ships with a combined capacity of 425,000 20-foot-equivalent units for delivery between 2017 and 2019, enabling the world’s largest carrier to grow with the market.

Commentary

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