Top Most Five Shipping Companies In India

File photo of MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller the world's biggest container ship...File photo of the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, the world's biggest container ship, arriving at the harbour of Rotterdam August 16, 2013. Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk has agreed January 7, 2014, to sell major stakes in two retail chains for about 17 billion Danish crowns ($3.1 bln) as it focuses on its core shipping and oil businesses. REUTERS/Michael Kooren/Files (NETHERLANDS - Tags: MARITIME TRANSPORT BUSINESS)

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Top Most Five Shipping Companies In India


A.P. MOLLAR- MAERSKGroup also known as Maersk, is a Danish business conglomerate with activities in the transport and logistics and energy sectors. Maersk has been the largest container ship and supply vessel operator in the world since 1996. The company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark with subsidiaries and offices across 130 countries and around 88,000 employees.

In September 2016, Maersk Group announced splitting into two separate divisions: transport & logistics and energy. The company market capitalization is US$ 35 billion (2017)

 A.P. Moller-Maersk Group is the biggest container shipping company in the world by TEU capacity (3,250,668).


2. MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company)

MSC was founded in Naples in 1970 as a private company by the seafarer Captain Gianluigi Aponte when he bought his first ship, Patricia, followed by Rafaela, with which Aponte began a shipping line operating between the Mediterranean and Somalia. The line subsequently expanded through the purchase of second-hand cargo ships. By 1977, the company operated services to northern EuropeAfrica and the Indian Ocean. The expansion continued through the 1980s; by the end of the decade, MSC operated ships to North America and Australia.

In 1989, MSC purchased the cruise ship operator Lauro Lines, renamed to Mediterranean Shipping Cruises (MSC Cruises) in 1995, and subsequently increased the cruising business.

In 1994, the line ordered its first newly constructed ships, which were delivered beginning in 1996 with MSC Alexa. They were built by Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri.

As of October 2014, Diego Aponte (son of MSC founder Gianluigi Aponte) was named president and chief executive of MSC, taking over from his father who was named group executive chairman. Gianluigi Aponte would continue to oversee all group related activities as well as supporting Diego in shaping the future of MSC.

 Mediterranean Shipping Company is the second-biggest container shipping company in the world by TEU capacity (2,936,553).

3. Pacific International Lines (PIL)

TEU: 347,419, HQ: Singapore, Founded: 1967,
Employees: 18,000

PIL is the  largest shipping company based in Singapore and is one of the largest ship-owners in Southeast Asia. They operate 164 modern vessels that call at over 500 locations in 100 countries worldwide.

PIL container lines currently operate from the Far East to: Europe, Black Sea, Canada, the Indian sub-continent, Red Sea/Gulf, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and the West Coast of USA.


4. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL)

TEU: 544,817, HQ: Tokyo, Japan, Founded: 1884,
Employees: 10,508

MOL is the largest and oldest of Japan’s international shipping companies. In total they operate 896 vessels and have ordered 6 new container ships that will be able to handle 20,150 TEUs each.

There are a total of 441 MOL group companies including energy companies, passenger liners, financial services and container terminals.



The Hamburg-Amerikanische Paketfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft for shipping across the Atlantic Ocean was founded in Hamburg. In 1912, Hapag built the first of their “Big Three” ocean liners; the Imperator, followed by her sister Vaterland. The third sister, Bismarck, was under construction at the outbreak of World War I and was completed after the war for White Star Line as the Majestic. These were the first liners to exceed 50,000 gross tons and 900 feet in length.

During World War I, the majority of Hapag’s fleet of 175 ships were wiped out, and most of the surviving ships (including the “Big Three”) had to be turned over to the winning side as war reparations. After war’s end, Hapag rebuilt its fleet with much smaller ships than before the war, but their fleet was again mostly wiped out during World War II, with surviving ships turned over to allied powers. Hapag-Lloyd is the fifth-biggest container shipping company in the world by TEU capacity (978,573





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