Maersk Line Loses Market Shares

The world’s largest container line is still based in Denmark. But A.P.Møller-Mærsk’s Maersk Line has been losing market shares since 2005. This appears of the newsletter Alphaliner.

Since September 2005 Maersk Line’s market share has decreased from 18.2 per cent to 14.5 per cent.

In the same period, Maersk’s rivals have been winning market shares. Mediterranean Shipping Co., MSC, has increased its market share from 8.2 per cent to 12.5 per cent, and CMA CGM increased its market share from 4.9 per cent to 8.2 per cent.

Generally speaking, 2010 has been a year of growth for the container lines. Totally, the world’ largest container lines with A.P.Møller-Mærsk in front have increased the capacity by 14 per cent in one year, Alphaliner wrote according to RB-Børsen.

The four shipping companies, CMA CGM, Hapaq-Lloyd, CSAV and Zim which were all close to going bankrupt in 2009, have won market shares through 2010.

Today, a total of 4,850 active vessels carry a total of 14.2 teu.

With a market share of 14.5 per cent Maersk Line has a capacity of 2.1 teu.


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