Recently, a golden-class huge Ever Given’s ship was stuck in the Suez Canal that has caused serious damage of billion dollars. However, a few dredgers, tugboats and excavators successfully managed to refloat the 200,000 partially but the bow of the ship is still stuck in the canal bank. In attempts to dislodge this huge ship, more than 360 ships were delayed and an extensive value of goods accounting for a total of nearly $9.6 billion is upheld as well.
The infographic below shows the largest shipping companies in the world and their capacity to carry goods. Because of the Suez Canal blockade, several cargo ships have already delayed and have now decided to take different routes even if those are longer. Having that said, these container ships must have enormous cargo space and massive fuel tanks.
According to the ranking by Alphaliner, APM Maersk from Denmark is likely to have the biggest fleet of container ships all around the globe along with an extraordinary capacity than any other shipping company. As of late March 2021, Maersk has around 713 ships in operation currently that collectively accounts for 4.1 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit). Maersk is followed by a Swiss internal cargo company, the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) with a TEU capacity of 3.9 million whereas, the third-largest container shipping company is China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) with 3 million TEU capacity.
On the other hand, the Evergreen Line, the owner company of Ever Given ship have nearly 197 ships operating with a total of 1.3 million TEU capacity.
Infographic by: Statista.com