Container ships: nominal TEU capacity 2012-2016

This statistic represents the TEU capacity of container ships worldwide in 2012 and 2013, and gives projections through 2016. At the end of 2015, the combined capacity of container ships with a nominal capacity of 500 to 999 TEUs is expected to be around 579,000 twenty-foot equivalent units.

Forecast for global capacity of container ships from December 2012 to December 2016, based on nominal TEU capacity

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Release date

December 2013



Survey time period

December 2012 to December 2013

Supplementary notes

The figures are for the years ending December 31.
Based on orderbook as of December 1, 2013 and assuming no ships are deleted after that date (other than those planned).

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