Which Country Has the Most Maritime Container Ships?

Number of Maritime Container Ships (vessels), 2011 or latest
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 47 countries in 2011, Germany ranked the highest in number of maritime container ships with 15,341 vessels followed by Singapore and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Moldova with 5.64 vessels, Austria with 6.40 vessels and Mongolia with 6.84 vessels.

Data for more countries are available at Number of Maritime Container Ships indicator page.

Number of Maritime Container Ships Unit 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
China vessels 2,968 3,718 3,873 4,105 4,628
Denmark vessels 5,027 5,561 5,681 6,189 6,514
France vessels 981 1,185 1,779 1,776 1,797
Germany vessels 8,413 11,646 11,453 13,234 15,439
Greece vessels 2,237 2,194 2,576 2,820 2,832
Indonesia vessels ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 246 311 462 516 609
Italy vessels 798 897 1,067 1,301 1,065
Malaysia vessels 728 840 843 842 858
Malta vessels 1,477 1,553 1,520 1,785 2,294
Netherlands vessels 1,903 1,855 1,496 1,621 1,905
Singapore vessels 4,590 5,274 5,576 7,709 9,429
South Korea vessels 1,213 1,367 1,420 1,606 1,766
Turkey vessels ... ... ... 290 304 316 455 530
USA vessels 3,318 3,102 3,102 3,389 3,325
United Kingdom vessels 5,781 5,774 6,944 7,753 9,249