The global container fleet grew 2.9% in 2020, the lowest rate since 2016, further helping carriers in what was a tumultuous year. Teu capacity reached 23.9 Mteu as of 1 January 2021, compared with 23.2 Mteu a year earlier.
The capacity increase falls below predictions made at the start of the year & marks the first time growth has dropped under 3% since 2016, when the container fleet expanded by just 1.8%. The fleet recorded growth of 4% in 2019.
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