Sometimes its difficult to wrap our brains around large numbers generated by Big Data like the relative size of shipping companies based on their total cargo capacity. Data visualizations (interactive charts) can help.
The data visualization above represents the worlds 20 largest container shipping companies by TEU capacity as per 19 August 2016 according to Alphaliner.
Today, there are 6,078 ships active on container liner trades, for a total of 20,708,553 TEU. Maersk currently run the largest fleet of container ships which, cumulatively, have the capacity to carry 3,193,139 TEU containers. This represents 15.4% of the market.
The last time gCaptain published this type of visualization wasin January 2012 when the total size of the worlds container fleet was 15,899,687 TEU.
Want to learn more? ClickHEREto visit Alphaliner and review the source data.
Filed Under:Evergreen,Maritime NewsTagged With:alphaliner,container shipping
CaptainJohn Konradis the founder and CEO of gCaptain and author of the bookFire On The Horizon. John is a USCG licensed Master of Unlimited Tonnage, has sailed a variety of ships from ports around the world and is a distinguished alumni of SUNY Maritime College.
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