Number of maritime container ships reached 1,993 vessels in 2011 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 11.1 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, number of maritime container ships in France reached an all time high of 1,993 vessels in 2011 and an all time low of 458 vessels in 2001. When compared to France's main peers, number of maritime container ships in Belgium amounted to 122 vessels, 15,341 vessels in Germany, 1,054 vessels in Italy and 66.3 vessels in Spain in 2011.
France has been ranked 9th within the group of 41 countries we follow in terms of number of maritime container ships, 6 places above the position seen 10 years ago.