Projected global container market demand growth between 2003 and 2018

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Compound annual growth rate
2005-20105.5%
2010-20153.1%
2015-20184.4%
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This statistic represents global container market demand growth from 2005 through 2018. Between 2015 and 2018, global container market demand is projected to increase by around 4.4 percent.


Global container market demand growth

In 2015, increased demand from the United States successfully offset negative growth rates in Africa and Europe. On an annual basis, global container-shipping trade grew by 1.9 percent in 2015. While the container penetration in international maritime transport had increased by almost 10 percent over the past decade, the latest figures do not bode well for the container shipping industry. This trend likely reflects a shrinking world economy. In terms of value, containerized cargo accounts for about 60 percent of all world seaborne trade, and international seaborne trade carried by container ships grew to more than 1.6 billion tons loaded in 2014.

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 2015, about 36.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units were handled here.

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