Most of the things that we use every day passed through a freighter before arriving to our hands. The reason why this is possible it’s because of the standardized containers.


Biggest ship transport companies

  • MSC (Italy)
  • Maersk (Denmark)
  • CMA CGM (France)
  • Evergreen (Taiwan)
  • Cosco (China)

Interesting industry data

  • Increase of the global fleet tonnage in the latest years.
  • Ships, more and bigger than a few years ago.
  • The useful life of a ship is between 25 and 30 years.
  • The biggest port in Europe is in Rotterdam (Netherlands).

Recent mergers

  • December 2014. Hapag Lloyd (Germany) and CSAV (Chile)
  • March 2015. Hamburg-Süd (Germany) and CCNI (Chile)

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