Top Shipping Lines


The international shipping industry represents around 90 percent of the movement of cargo in global trade, for that reason, shipping is a relevant issue for the global economy.

There are around 50,000 merchant ships trading globally, and the world fleet is registered in over 150 regions. The cost of producing ships is really high, for example, larger hi-tech vessels can cost over US $200 million, and the operation of merchant ships can generate a trillion US Dollars estimated annual income in freight rates.

The main worldwide shipping lines are listed below.

Global Figures

Let’s see some facts about fleets and TEU capacity of the main worldwide shipping lines.