Projected global container market demand growth between 2008 and 2019

Global container market - growth in demand 2008-2019 This statistic represents global container market demand growth from 2008 through 2019. Between 2016 and 2019, global container market demand is projected to increase by around 4.7 percent.
Global container market demand growth

Dark clouds have appeared on the horizon for the global container shipping market. The Hanjin bankruptcy in combination with recent mergers, such as Maersk's acquisition of Hamburg Süd, can be seen as indicators of the lack of certainty which is roiling the industry. In light of growing protectionism and political instability, the dynamics of world trade are beginning to affect the global supply chain. While it remains difficult to change the capacity of a vessel, ship scrappage levels remain high and demand for smaller vessels appears to be on the increase.

As of October 2017, the world’s leading container shippers include the Danish company APM-Maersk, the Swiss company Mediterranean Shg Co and the French company CMA CGM Group. APM-Maersk is the world’s leading container ship operator with a fleet of over 600 container ships. APM’s terminal segment is counted among the leading marine terminal operators worldwide. Marine terminal operators provide management services for ports. The port of Shanghai is the busiest container port in the world. In 2016, about 37 million twenty-foot equivalent units were handled here.
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Compound annual growth rate
2008-20123.2%
2012-20162.5%
2016-20194.7%
Compound annual growth rate
2008-20123.2%
2012-20162.5%
2016-20194.7%
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This statistic represents global container market demand growth from 2008 through 2019. Between 2016 and 2019, global container market demand is projected to increase by around 4.7 percent.
Global container market demand growth

Dark clouds have appeared on the horizon for the global container shipping market. The Hanjin bankruptcy in combination with recent mergers, such as Maersk's acquisition of Hamburg Süd, can be seen as indicators of the lack of certainty which is roiling the industry. In light of growing protectionism and political instability, the dynamics of world trade are beginning to affect the global supply chain. While it remains difficult to change the capacity of a vessel, ship scrappage levels remain high and demand for smaller vessels appears to be on the increase.

As of October 2017, the world’s leading container shippers include the Danish company APM-Maersk, the Swiss company Mediterranean Shg Co and the French company CMA CGM Group. APM-Maersk is the world’s leading container ship operator with a fleet of over 600 container ships. APM’s terminal segment is counted among the leading marine terminal operators worldwide. Marine terminal operators provide management services for ports. The port of Shanghai is the busiest container port in the world. In 2016, about 37 million twenty-foot equivalent units were handled here.
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Release date
December 2016
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2008 to 2016

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