A survey of liftings by Maersk, CMA CGM, COSCO, Hapag-Lloyd, OOCL, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM shows the eight carriers moved a total of 71.08 Mteu in the first nine months of the year, a drop of 4.6% compared to the same period in 2021.
Among the individual carriers, the majority of lines saw a significant fall in volumes, with only Yang Ming, Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM managing to maintain levels so far over 2022. Yang Ming was the sole carrier to report a significant increase at 3.45 Mteu, a rise of 4.2% on the previous year.
The Taiwanese carrier has benefited from a strong influx of newbuildings in the same period, with 7 x 11,860 teu units delivered since Oct ’21, boosting its #fleet capacity by more than 10% in the year to 30 Sept ’22.
CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd also reported stable volumes at the nine-month mark, at 16.59 Mteu and 8.98 Mteu respectively, unchanged on the same period in 2021.