Container shipping is one of the most important and necessary means of cargo transportation through sea routes. A container ship (also called boxship or spelled containership) is a cargo ship that carries all of its load in truck-size intermodal containers, in a technique called containerization. Container ships are a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport and now carry most seagoing non-bulk cargo. Container ship capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). Typical loads are a mix of 20-foot (1-TEU) and 40-foot (2-TEU) ISO-standard containers, with the latter predominant.
Here are the top 20 biggest container shipping companies in the world.
|1.||Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)||4,832,709|
|4.||COSCO Shipping Lines (COSCO)||2,886,908|
|6.||Evergreen Marine Corporation||1,668,555|
|7.||Ocean Network Express (ONE)||1,534,426|
|8.||HMM Co. Ltd.||816,365|
|9.||Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation||705,614|
|10.||Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM)||566,935|
|11.||Wan Hai Lines||440,921|
|12.||Pacific International Lines (PIL)||294,281|
|13.||Shandong International Transportation Corporation (SITC)||167,597|
|14.||Korea Marine Transport Corporation (KMTC)||148,659|
|15.||Zhonggu Logistics Corporation||147,834|
|19.||Sea Lead Shipping||117,550|
|20.||Sinokor Merchant Marine||106,369|