MSC can potentially carry the largest amount of refrigerated cargo on its ships, a new survey by Alphaliner shows. The 746 vessels in its fleet are fitted with a combined total of more than 496,200 reefer plugs.
This contrasts with our last survey of reefer capacity carried out in April 2022 which still showed Maersk in the top position, despite the fact that MSC had overtaken the Danish shipping company as the world’s largest container carrier in early January 2022.
Not surprisingly, the ranking of transport of temperature-controlled cargo closely follows the top-ten carrier ranking based on total fleet capacity.
The main exception is ZIM (number 10 in the general carrier ranking) which occupies eighth place in our reefer top-ten, ahead of HMM and Yang Ming which have larger fleets in terms of total nominal capacity.
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