Top-25 Container Liner Operators
The 1 October 2020 Top 25 Container Liner Operators (by parent or main company, including subsidiaries and affiliates) control 92% of the existing world container capable fleet deployed in liner services. This is a rise of 3% compared to the previous quarter, due to putting idle ships back into service and the delivery of a number of 24,000 TEU giants to HMM. The share of the global orderbook continues to go down, and is now a historical low 8%. With regard to carriers, Arkas fell out of the Top-25, being replaced by RCL, and is now number twenty-six. Number ten is now ZIM, which overtook PIL by a minimal margin.
Top-25 October 2020 compared
Comparing the present Top 25 with one year ago shows that HMM and Unifeeder have nearly doubled their fleets. Whilst HMM grew organically, through the construction of twelve ships of 24,000 TEU, Unifeeder obtained the extra capacity through the purchase of Feedertech and Transworld Feeders. Other fast risers were Global Feeder Shipping (+43%), Matson (51%) and Sinokor (+35%), the latter after buying Heung-A.
Reposting from Dynamars, 07-10-2020