Seaborne trade - capacity of container ships 2018

Capacity of container ships in seaborne trade from 1980 to 2018 (in million dwt)*

by I. Wagner, last edited Oct 8, 2018
Seaborne trade - capacity of container ships 2018 This statistic portrays the capacity of the world container ship fleet from 1980 through 2018. In 2018, the world merchant container ship fleet had a capacity of around 246 million metric tons deadweight. As of January 2017, there were 5,147 container ships in the world's merchant fleet.
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Capacity of container ships in seaborne trade from 1980 to 2018 (in million dwt)*

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Capacity in million dwt
2018253
2017246
2016244
2015228
2010169
200598
200064
199544
199026
198520
198011
Capacity in million dwt
2018253
2017246
2016244
2015228
2010169
200598
200064
199544
199026
198520
198011
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by I. Wagner, last edited Oct 8, 2018
This statistic portrays the capacity of the world container ship fleet from 1980 through 2018. In 2018, the world merchant container ship fleet had a capacity of around 246 million metric tons deadweight. As of January 2017, there were 5,147 container ships in the world's merchant fleet.
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