Biggest shipping company in the world


Biggest shipping company in the world     

List of Biggest shipping company in the world in 2021

Biggest shipping company in the world

1. P. Moller–Maersk

2. Mediterranean Shipping Company

3. COSCO Shipping Lines

4. CMA CGM Group

5. Hapag-Lloyd

6. Ocean Network Express

7. Evergreen Line

8. Orient Overseas Container Line

9. HMM

10. Yang Ming

Container ship

Biggest shipping company in the world

A.P. Moller-Maersk

Biggest shipping company in the world -AP. Moller- Maersk
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A.P. Moller- Maersk is the world’s largest integrated shipping company since 1996

Founded – April 1904

Headquarter – Copenhagen, Denmark

Employees – 83000

World Rank – 622 largest public compy.

Total capacity – 4.1m TEU.

Fleet -708 vessels (Owned 307 Chartered 401 vessels

Near plans – Adding container carrier of 11 401m &19,630 TEU capacity by 2021.

18,500 TEU x 2 Triple-E vessels and 7 x Baltic feeders.

The company other operational business  

Maersk Oil

Maersk Drilling

Maersk Supply service

Maersk logistics,

Maersk terminals and

Maersk towage.


Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
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Italian-Swiss international shipping

Founded in-Naples  1970

Vessels – 570

Headquarter – Geneva, Switzerland,

Total capacity -3.8m TEU. 21.5 Million TEU carried annually

Fleet -560 vessels.

Employees- 1,00,000

Vessel port calls- at more than 500 ports

Awards – “Maritime Sustainability Passport” (MSP)

Covid 19 pandemic contribution- distribution of pharmaceutical products

Introduction of – Gulsan Class vessels


China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) Shipping Lines

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) Shipping Lines
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COSCO – Fully owned subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Holding

Registered in -Hongkou District (Shanghai)

Headquarters – Xicheng District  Beijing

Founded in – April 1961

Operates  -507 container vessels

Capacity -3.1m TEU.

Operates- owned and operated 423 container vessels

Total capacity -2.3 million TEUs

Ranks – 3rd in the world

Dry bulk carrier- Largest in China

Dry bulk Operators- Largest dry bulk shipping operators in world.

Liner Trade – Largest liner carrier in China.

Corporate office- 235 offices

Port calls – 356 ports in 105 countries



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French container shipping company CMA CGM Group

Headquarter- Marseille & Norfolk, Virginia United States.

Operates – 502 container vessels

Capacity -2.7m TEU.

Employee- 110,000 in 160 countries

Vessels- 566

Container TEUs – 4,500,000

Reefer TEUs – 600,000

Port call – More than 420 ports

Jacques Saade – Largest  LNG powered container carrier worldwide



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Founded in – 1970

Country – Germany

Headquarter – Hamburg

Vessels – 241 modern ships

Capacity – 11,8 million TEU per year

Employees – 13,300

Office – 395 offices in 131 countries.

Market share -7% market share worldwide.

CP Ships Limited

Hamburg Süd

Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV)

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)

NileDutch Transport & Shipping


Ocean Network Express (ONE)

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Headquarter – Singapore

Founded in – 2017

Founder – Japan

Capacity -1.4 million TEUs

Employees – 8000

Fleet – 224 vessels.

Integrations of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line), and Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) resulted in establishment of ONE in July 2017.


Evergreen Line

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Founded in – September 1968

Evergreen Line is a group shipping lines consist of

  • Evergreen Marine Corp(Taiwan) Ltd
  • Italia Marittima S.p.A
  • Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd
  • Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Headquarter -Taoyuan City,Taiwan.

Capacity – 1.2m TEUs

Vessels – 333

Port calls – 240 port worldwide

Employees – 10,496

Major Incident – On 23 March 2021- MV Ever Given , vessel operated by Evergreen ran aground in the Suez Canal during Suez canal transit leading to a significant impediment in marine shipping world-wide.It took about a week for tugboats and heavy machinery to let MV Ever given to re-float and free from the seabed.


Orient Overseas Container Line-OOCL

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Founded in -Hong Kong

Year – 1969

Headquarter – China

Specialization – Refrigerated cargo.

Fleet – 104 vessels

Capacity – 733,520 TEU

OOCL Contains –

Different classes of vessel with capacity from 2,808 TEU to 21,413 TEU, and ice-class vessels meant for extreme weather conditions.


HMM(Hyundai Merchant Marine)

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Country – South Korea

Founded – March 1976

Headquarter – Seoul, South Korea

Fleet -110 container vessels  trading on 60 routes and calling 100 ports

Capacity -728,416 TEU

Trans-pacific trade – HMM is in top five list in terms of operational carrier in this route.


Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming)

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Country – Taiwan

Founded – Dec 1972

Fleet –  101 Container vessels and 17 Bulk Carrier 

Capacity – 616,000 TEU.

Sea-routes – Asia, Europe, America, and Australia.

Yang Ming is involved in the transportation of container and bulk services as well as terminal and logistics services.


Biggest shipping company in the world

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