Top 10: The largest container lines in terms of chartered carrying capacity

Container shipping companies were on newbuild ordering spree during 2022 with the majority of them ordering new boxships driven by all-time record freight rates. However, the share of chartered vessels remains – in some cases extremely – high in most of the ocean carriers.

Container News presents the following list that includes the top 10 container shipping companies in terms of the TEU capacity of their chartered vessels, according to Alphaliner’s data at the end of December 2022.

1. Mediterrane...

CMA CGM introduces new rail service in Indonesia

French carrier CMA CGM has announced a new rail service solution for export cargo from Semarang and Surabaya in Indonesia to worldwide destinations via the Jakarta gateway with an intermodal transit time of one day.

The company noted that the new offering, which is expected to commence in February, will provide coverage of Jababeka and Cikarang dry port in less than one day for cargo exports and imports.

The Marseille-headquartered shipping company said in its statement that it is the sole...

MSC, Evergreen head scrubber-fitted fleet ranking

MSC, the world’s largest container shipping company, was the “scrubber champion” for 2022, as the Swiss/Italian box line ended the year with the largest number of scrubber-fitted vessels, according to DynaLiners report.

In particular, 216 boxships of MSC are equipped with scrubbers, translating to an overall capacity of 2,132,700 TEUs.

Additionally, one of Taiwan’s major ocean carriers, Evergreen has achieved the biggest scrubber-fitted fleet as a proportion of its total fleet. Evergreen’s 150...

CMA CGM announces new peak season surcharges worldwide

Marseille-headquartered container line CMA CGM has announced a new peak season surcharge (PSS) from Indian Subcontinent, Middle East Gulf & Red Sea to North Europe, Scandinavia & Poland, Black Sea, Morocco; East & West Mediterranean, Adriatic and North Africa.

The new surcharge will be effective from 15 February (date of loading) until further notice and will be US$500 per dry container.

Additionally, another surcharge will be implemented by CMA CGM from North Europe, Baltic, Scandinavia & Poland...

CMA CGM deploys 15,000 TEU boxships on Asia-Latin America service

CMA CGM Group announced that its 15,000 TEU ship CMA CGM Argentina called the Honmoku D4 terminal in Yokohama on 15 January becoming the largest container vessel that has ever called Japan on a regular service.

The boxship is one of two 15,000-TEU series that the group has deployed on the weekly Asia Central South America 1 (ACSA1) service.

Hideki Uchida, president of CMA CGM Japan, commented, “The CMA CGM Group’s 15,000-TEU series of vessels will stand as the largest regular service vessels to...

Boxship sales halved in 2022 as freight levels fell

Sales and purchases of container ships halved to 950,300 TEUs in 2022 as freight levels began normalising, according to Alphaliner’s latest report released today (11 January).

The scale of ship sales in the previous year was similar to levels seen in pre-Covid years.

Alphaliner noted that 295 boxships were sold in 2022, down 49% from 2021 and capacity-wise, representing a 53% drop from the record 2.04 million TEUs that changed hands in 2021. That said, MSC, which dethroned Maersk Line as the...

CMA CGM opens new office in Port of Damietta

The new administrative headquarter of the French ocean carrier CMA CGM Group, one of the largest container shipping companies in the world, was inaugurated inside the port of Damietta in Egypt.

Rear Admiral Ahmed Abdel Moaty Hawash, chairman of the Damietta Port Authority (DPA), attended the opening ceremony, as well as, Eng. Tariq Zaghloul, CEO of CMA CGM in Egypt, Muhannad Ahmed, representative of shipowners and Rear Admiral Tariq Adly, DPA deputy chairman for operations, among others.


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