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News ID: 70045 |
Publish Date: 14:41 - 04 November 2016
:Alphaliner

Top 7 container lines to control 65% of the fleet

Following the merger of container line businesses of Japan’s “big three” owners, the top seven container lines will control over 65% of global capacity according to analyst Alphaliner.

Top 7 container lines to control 65% of the fleetAccording to MANA, The announcement of the merge of the container line businesses of NYK, K Line and Mitsui OSK Lines in a joint venture to be formed on 1 July 2017, will result in the world’s sixth largest container line with a 6.6% of capacity, based existing vessels on the water.
By 2018 when the three Japanese lines are set to have fully merged – the top seven lines, the others being Maersk Line, MSC, CMA CGM, Cosco, Hapag-Lloyd (including UASC), and Evergreen, will control over 65% of the global container ship capacity. “They are expected to continue to widen the gap with the rest of the market in the coming years,” Alphaliner commented in its weekly report.
The spate of consolidation the industry has seen announced over the last month will see the 20 lines that at the start of 2016 operated in three or more continents reduced to just 14.
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