TOP Shipping Companies

One of the essential links in the global supply chain is container shipping.For some large or heavy goods that are not so time-consuming or have special temperature requirements, they are very suitable for this mode of transport.

The following picture shows the shipping companies with the top 12 shipping capacity in the world.

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1. A.P. Moller–Maersk Group

Maersk Group is a Danish business conglomerate and the world’s largest container shipping company. Maersk is the leader in the container shipping industry and is an ideal company for everyone who studies shipping. This company has its own special and strict set of recruitment criteria, and only those who have passed the personality test to meet their requirements can be admitted.

2. Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

MSC is a Geneva based shipping company, known across the globe as a container shipping heavyweight and cruise liner operator (MSC Cruises). The company is private and does not have very advanced systems and hardware facilities like Maersk.


An acronym for China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, COSCO is a state-owned Chinese carrier with headquarters in Beijing. COSCO ranked third in the world because it acquired OOCL in 2016, surpassing French CMA.OOCL is a company I have worked for and was founded by the father of the first Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. Prior to being acquired, it was always between the top 7-12 in the world.

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Here is video to show a brief history of shipping:

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