Container shipping worldwide

Statistics report about international container trade

Container shipping worldwide

This report presents a range of statistics and facts about international container trade. It presents graphs and tables about freight volumes, the leading container ports, and fleet capacities. Additionally, it provides financial data about the leading companies in the sector.

Table of contents


  • Premium Statistic Global maritime trade carried by containers 1980-2021
  • Basic Statistic Containerized cargo flows 2022, by trade route
  • Premium Statistic Capacity of container ships in seaborne trade 1980-2022
  • Premium Statistic YoY change in global container fleet capacity 2020-2024
  • Premium Statistic Share of the container fleet capacity not utilized 2019-2022
  • Premium Statistic Global container ship TEU capacity deployment by trade route 2021-2022
  • Premium Statistic Merchant container ship fleet size of selected regions 1996-2023
  • Premium Statistic Number of merchant ships by type 2022
  • Premium Statistic Size of container ship fleet 2022, by nationality of operator
  • Premium Statistic Monthly container freight rate index worldwide 2019-2023
  • Premium Statistic Projected size of the container shipping market worldwide 2020-2028

Container terminals

  • Premium Statistic Global container port capacity 2002-2024
  • Premium Statistic Global container port throughput 2012-2027
  • Premium Statistic Global container shipping throughput 2016-2023
  • Premium Statistic Sea container terminals by size 2022
  • Premium Statistic Largest container ports worldwide based on throughput 2022
  • Premium Statistic Median time spent in port by container ships worldwide by segment 2021


  • Premium Statistic Major marine terminal operators worldwide based on throughput 2021
  • Premium Statistic Leading ocean freight forwarders worldwide based on TEUs 2022
  • Premium Statistic Leading container ship operators based on total TEUs 2023
  • Premium Statistic Leading container ship operators - share of world liner fleet 2023
  • Premium Statistic Shanghai International Port's revenue FY 2011-2022
  • Premium Statistic PSA International - revenue 2009-2022
  • Basic Statistic Kuehne + Nagel 's worldwide revenue 2006-2022
  • Premium Statistic Revenue of Sinotrans 2010-2022
  • Premium Statistic AP Møller - Mærsk's revenue A/S 2006-2022
  • Premium Statistic Revenue of COSCO SHIPPING HOLD 2010-2022

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