X-Press Feeders has regained the top spot from Unifeeder as the world‘s largest common feeder operator.
The Singapore-headquartered X-Press Feeders has expanded its fleet by 2.1% since June ’22. In this same period, the global liner fleet grew by 5.7%. Meanwhile, Unifeeder has reduced its fleet capacity by more than 25,000 teu which represents a staggering decline of -17.9%.
The Aarhus-based carrier has in late 2022 and early 2023 streamlined its services connecting North Europe with the Baltic region due to a serious drop in cargo demand in the Far East to North Europe trade which affected feeder volumes.
This alone had freed up more than 7,000 teu of capacity which has since been redeployed by other carriers in the European shortsea segment.