Table 1-3 World Ranking of Top 15 Containership Carriers, by TEUs Operated on Known Route Deployment as of May 2001

Table 1-3
World Ranking of Top 15 Containership Carriers, by TEUs Operated on Known Route Deployment as of May 2001

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 Carrier Owned Chartered Total
Ships TEUsa Ships TEUs Ships TEUs
Maersk SeaLand 117 415,424 151 239,830 268 655,254
P&O Nedlloyd 60 208,113 81 161,102 141 369,215
MSC 83 171,626 65 118,382 148 290,008
APL 41 140,719 52 107,939 93 248,658
Cosco 107 193,402 15 24,360 122 217,762
Evergreen 56 194,324 7 14,278 63 208,602
Hanjin 20 89,738 30 89,234 50 178,972
CMA-CGM 14 39,438 47 119,145 61 158,583
K-Line 23 68,369 39 84,606 62 152,975
NYK 37 95,221 32 53,768 69 148,989
Mitsui OSK 27 89,525 30 55,407 57 144,932
OOCL 20 83,512 28 60,518 48 144,030
Hyundai 19 73,307 19 67,682 38 140,989
CSCL 27 15,864 47 111,119 74 126,983
Yangming 26 89,573 19 36,662 45 126,235
Total 677 1,968,155 662 1,344,032 1,339 3,312,187
World total         7,119 7,032,886

aTEU = Twenty-foot equivalent units.

SOURCE: Containerisation International, CI-online, www.CI-online.co.uk as of May 2001.

  • The top 15 carriers operate 47 percent of existing world full containership capacity expressed in TEUs.
  • Maersk SeaLand fleet operates 9.3 percent of existing world containership TEU capacity.