MSC Largest TEU growing shipping company 2022
MSC, like 2021, is the shipping company that added the most TEUs to its fleet, In 2022, the shipping company added 321,500 TEUs to its fleet, an increase of 7.5%. In 2021, MSC already added 411,000 TEU to its fleet, according to ship data collector Alphaliner. MSC now faces a huge task of utilising capacity profitably as container rates have eased. Alphaliner calls MSC, ZIM, CMA CGM and Evergreen the “gainers” of 2022, ZIM expanded its fleet by 29%, CMA CGM by 7.1% and Evergreen by +12.5%. Yang Ming and Hapag-Lloyd also grew in 2022 but to a lesser extent. According to Alphaliner, the “losers” of 2022 are Cosco and Maersk. Cosco lost 2.1% of their fleet and Maersk saw a 1.4% drop in their fleet. ONE and HMM also ended 2022 with less capacity however the decline was less than 1%.