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Free flowing trade is normally good for the world as a whole, but usually less good for some constituencies while being good for others

G6 Alliance is among APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, MOL, NYK Line and OOCL P3 Alliance is among Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Line, and CMA CGM OOCL
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Maersk Container Ship
October 2013 ... The Maersk Altair is a 9,640-TEU container ship, one of the largest container ships able to dock at the US port of Charleston.
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Car transporter, Hoegh Target
October 2016 ... The world's largest car transporter, Hoegh Target docked at the Port of Aqaba with 8,500 cars on board, 650 of which will be unloaded in the port. The giant Ro-Ro vessel is the first Post Panamax carrier registered to the Norwegian firm Hoegh Autoliners to arrive in Aqaba and the Middle East. The 14-deck auto transporter, boasts deck space the size of 10 football pitches. It is 200 metres in length and 36 metres wide and has deck space of 71,400 square metres. Officials said the vessel left the port with 450 re-exported cars.
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10 Largest Container Shipping Companies in the World
from the MI News Network | In: Know More | Last Updated on July 23, 2016
Container shipping is a huge industry and these key players are aware of the minutest operational manoeuvrings necessary to power them to being the world leaders in the commercial enterprise, not just in their home countries but also at an international level. A recent study shows that global ship traffic has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, likely causing more water, air and noise pollution on the open seas. Container shipping is one of the most important and necessary means of cargo transportation through sea routes. In present times however, there does not exist any monopoly by any one of the container shipping companies leading to a complete lack of friction and tension in the international cargo shipping community. All the same there are a few international shipping companies that lead the race in terms of the scale of operation of their shipping lines. Ten of these leading shipping conglomerates of all shipping lines can be listed down as follows:
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1. NYK
An acronym for the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, the NYK is one of the biggest cargo companies operating internationally. The company has been in operation since the 1870s, operating a passenger fleet-line before undergoing a transition into a core container shipping company towards the mid-20th century.

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2. Evergreen Marine Corporation
A shipping conglomerate based in China, the Evergreen Marine Corporation was founded in 1968 by Dr. Yung-Fa Chang, a visionary in his own right. At present, the company has offices established all over the world and with a operational capacity of more than 160 container ships is regarded to be one the largest cargo shipping companies in the world.

France’s leading container shipping company, CMA-CGM came into existence in the year 1978, as a result of series of mergers between previously established shipping corporations. Jacques Saade who is the head of the company was the instrumental force behind its coming into active operation. At present, the company has a fleet of over 350 ships operating in over 150 routes globally.

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4. Maersk
A shipping corporation based in Denmark, Maersk Shipping Line is a branch of the AP Moller- Maersk company. Widely well-known for its fleet of container ships, the Maersk Line made its debut in the international container shipping arena in the year 1904. At present, the company has a fleet of around 500 container ships with a capacity of around 19, 00,000 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units).

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5. MSC
The Mediterranean Shipping Company, abbreviated to MSC is a Swiss international cargo company which was established in the year 1970. At present, with a vessel line-up of over 456 container ships, the conglomerate is rated to be one of the most extensive cargo companies in the world.

6. Hapag-Lloyd
The German based Hapag-Lloyd is one of the most renowned and well-featured companies in terms of international shipping companies. The company was established in the year 1970 as a result of a merger between the Hamburg-American Line and the North German company Lloyd. Today the shipping corporation has over 130 ships catering to about five million containers on a worldwide scale.

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7. APL
An auxiliary company to the Singaporean Orient Shipping Lines, APL is an abbreviation for American President Lines. Founded in the year 1848, the shipping conglomerate just celebrated its 160th anniversary in the year 2008. One of the most noteworthy achievements of the company is that it was the first company to successfully utilise extra-large (53 feet) containers on its vessels, accounting for shorter cargo transportation.

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The China Ocean Shipping Company or COSCO, as it is popularly known is one of the leading conglomerates in terms of container shipping companies. At present the company’s operations are spread over 40 countries with a fleet of 150 container ships.

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9. Hanjin
A South Korean conglomerate, Hanjin Shipping Company is one of the largest Asian cargo companies in the world. At present the company has a cargo operational capacity of over 1 billion tonnes on a yearly basis with around a fleet of about 60 ships. In the year 2003, Hanjin and COSCO formed a strategic alliance. The alliance has benefited both shipping conglomerates and powered them to an unequivocal position as Asia’s leading cargo shipping companies.

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10. CSCL
CSCL is the abbreviation for the China Shipping Container Lines, a company based in Shanghai. Started in the year 1997, the company soon rose amongst its ranks and today has propelled not just itself but also the country to leading heights in the container shipping industry. The company finds its name in both the Hong Kong and Shanghai Stock Exchanges.

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10 Largest Container Ports in the World
Seven out of 10 of the world's largest container shipping ports are located in China. And all 10 of them are located in the emerging markets. Only one isn't in Asia. Here are the top 10 ports asranked by the World Shipping Council for year ending 2013.
TEU stands for twenty-foot equivalent units. A standard cargo carrier equals two TEUs.
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Shanghai-China 930 626
No. 1: Port of Shanghai
The No. 1 port is the Port of Shanghai. It handled 33.62 million TEUs of cargo in 2013, up from 32.53 million in 2012 and the 31.74 million TEUs reported in 2011. The biggest U.S. port is puny by comparison.

Singapore 955 611
No. 2: Singapore
The Port of Singapore is no longer No. 1, but container traffic remains strong.  Last year, the port recorded 32.63 million TEUs compared with the 31.65 million in 2012 and 29.94 million TEUs in 2011.

Shenzhen, China 957 588
No. 3: Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen is now the second largest Chinese port. Last year it handled 23.28 million TEUs, up from 22.94 million in 2012 and 22.57 million TEUs in 2011, according to the World Shipping Council.

Hong Kong 957 624
No. 4: Hong Kong
The port of Hong Kong used to be the biggest of all Chinese ports, but not anymore. Last year, Hong Kong continued to handle a dwindling number of containers as more and more ships head north to the mainland instead. The Hong Kong container port terminal handled 22.35 million TEUs in 2013, down from 23.12 million in 2012 and 24.38 million TEUs in 2011.

Busan Port, South Korea 956 522
No. 5: Busan Port, South Korea
Continued growth in shipping at Busan. Last year saw 17.69 million TEUs go through the port, up from the 17.04 million in 2012 and 16.18 million in 2011.

Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, China 958 600
No. 6: Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, China
The Ningbo-Zhoushan Port handled 17.33 million TEUs in 2013, up from the 16.83 million in 2012 and the 14.72 million TEUs in 2011.

Qingdao, China 954 564
No. 7: Qingdao, China
Qingdao handled 15.52 million TEUs last year, up again from the 14.5 million in 2012 and the 13.02 million TEUs recorded in 2011. Not bad for a country supposedly going through a hard landing.

Guangzhou Harbor, China 956 611
No. 8: Guangzhou Harbor, China
Despite a slowdown in exports out of China, the Guangzhou port continues to handle more cargo.  In 2013 it handled 15.31 million TEUs of cargo, up from 14.74 million in 2012 and 14.42 million in 2011.

Jebel Ali Port in Dubai 960 581
No. 9: Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, U.A.E.
This Dubai port handled 13.64 million TEUs last year, up from 13.3 million in 2012 and 13 million TEUs in 2011, according to the World Shipping Council.  The U.A.E. has successfully positioned itself as the hub between East and West shipping lanes, with more capacity currently being built out at the Khalifa Port outside of Abu Dhabi, the U.A.E. capital.

Tianjin-China 957 560
No. 10: Tianjin, China
The Tianjin port in China recorded 13.01 million TEUs in 2013, up from 12.3 million in 2012 and 11.59 million in 2011.

Los Angeles, USA 957 609
Los Angeles, USA
Stacks of truck shipments are brought into the U.S. through the Los Angeles seaport, the biggest container port in the country. Despite the U.S. being the world's largest importer, American ports do not rank with the world's largest. LA saw just 7.8 million TEUs of cargo through its container terminal in 2013, down from 8 million in 2012 and 7.9 million in 2011.  For the top 500 ports,
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