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This is a list of freighter shipping fleets. The largest shipping companies are European and Asian.


The growth of container transport fleets began in the 1950s.


This list is in order of size, with the largest first. In 2009, for example, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) was the tenth in size worldwide.

This list is in a table format:

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Rank Name Location Vessels TEUs
1 Maersk Line (A. P. Moller-Maersk Group) Denmark 514 1,939,773
2 Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Switzerland 367 1,451,270
3 CMA CM (Compagnie Générale Maritime) France 306 999,205
4 Evergreen Marine Taiwan 141 540,163
5 American President Lines (APL) Singapore 128 518,566
6 Hapag-Lloyd Germany 115 485,104
7 China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) China 142 556,444
8 China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) China 118 434,991
9 Hanjin Shipping Korea 67 407,102
10 Nippon Yusen (NYK) Japan 99 398,446

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