In 2014, the top 100 NVOCCs (Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier) increased their U.S.-import container volume by nearly 15 percent from 2013. The top 100 NVOs accounted for almost 5.2 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) compared with 4.6 million in 2013. Total U.S. ocean imports reached their highest volume ever in 2014. U.S. ocean imports increased 6 percent and amounted to 19.4 million containers.
The top 10 NVOs accounted for about 30 percent of the market share in 2014. Expeditors International Washington was the leading NVO in 2014. The company made up for over 6 percent of the industry’s import market and increased its container volume from last year by 8 percent. Blue Anchor Line and Christal Lines were the second and third-largest NVOs in 2014, respectively. Blue Anchor Line’s import container volume also rose from last year by nearly 16 percent and another 21 percent from 2012. Christal Lines, which recently merged with Phoenix International, appears to have benefitted since the two companies joined. Christal Lines more than doubled its import volume in 2014 from 2013, and tripled it from 2012.
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This is a 3PL News exclusive report created and written by Zepol Corporation. Zepol provides search access to over 140 million U.S. import and export bills of lading. The data excludes shipments from empty containers and shipments marked as freight remaining on board, and may contain other data anomalies. For more information on Zepol’s platform visit www.zepol.com.