Shareholders of container carriers gained extremely high returns in past 12 months

Yang Ming, Evergreen, Cosco and HMM are in the lead, while Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk are lagging behind with returns of "just" triple-digit increases, shows an analysis of a record year for the listed container carriers, carried out by Sydbank for ShippingWatch.

Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla & co. have delivered strong returns for shareholders, but not to the same extent as Yang Ming and Evergreen. | Photo: Gregers Tycho

The financial boom in the global container market has not only prompted a revenue windfall for container carriers, but also yielded extremely high returns for their shareholders, according to an assessment of several carriers carried out by Sydbank on behalf of ShippingWatch.

The sky-high freight rates and almost insatiable demand for container transport have boosted the revenue of container carriers over the past 12 months.

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