Yesterday, the inevitable happened – MSC overtook Maersk to become the world’s largest shipping line, as measured by teu slot capacity.

It’s on all the news headlines – yesterday, Alphaliner’s Top 100 registered MSC’s fleet capacity at 4,284,728 teu, compared with Maersk’s 4,282,840 teu, the difference equivalent to a 1,888 teu mid-sized feeder ship.

[Editor’s note ? the table above was published on 5 January, the day before MSC overtook Maersk]

Everyone in the liner business has known for a while that sooner or ...

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