Table 13
Leading World Maritime Container Carriers by Fleet Size: September 2009

Table 13
Leading World Maritime Container Carriers by Fleet Size: September 2009

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(Ranked by TEUs)

Rank Carrier Company Country of owner Fleet size (TEUs in thousands) Ships
1 APM-Maersk Line A. P. Moller-Maersk Group Denmark 2,035 539
2 Mediterranean Shiping Company Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Switzerland 1,509 406
3 CMA CGM CMA CGM Group France 1,021 359
4 Evergreen Line Evergreen Marine Taiwan 589 160
5 APL American President Lines Singapore 550 139
6 Hapag-Lloyd Hapag-Lloyd Germany 469 116
7 COSCO Container Line China Ocean Shipping Company China 466 144
8 CSCL China Shipping Container Lines China 461 140
9 NYK Nippon Yusen Kaisha Japan 413 109
10 Hanjin Shipping Hanjin Shipping South Korea 409 92
11 MOL Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Japan 343 93
12 K Line Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Japan 331 90
13 OOCL Orient Overseas Container Line Hong Kong 329 71
14 Hamburg Sd Group Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Sweden 326 108
15 Yang Ming Line Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Switzerland 314 78
16 CSAV Group Compaa Sud Americana de Vapores Chile 294 89
17 Zim Zim Integrated Shipping Services Israel 271 88
18 Hyundai M.M. Hyundai Merchant Marine South Korea 266 52
19 PIL Pacific International Lines Singapore 191 107
20 UASC United Arab Shipping Company Kuwait 171 45
21 Wan Hai Lines Wan Hai Lines Taiwan 130 68
22 IRIS Lines Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines Iran 108 65
23 Orient Overseas International Line Orient Overseas International Limited Hong Kong 100 33
24 Sea Consortium Sea Consortium Singapore 57 52
25 RCL Regional Container Lines Thailand 51 39

KEY: TEUs = twenty-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU, and one 40-foot container equals two TEUs.

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from AXS-Alphaliner, available at www.axs-alphaliner.com/top100/index.php as of Sept. 28, 2009.