The container shipping operations of nine of the leading publicly traded liner operators saw aggregated operating income more than triple last year.

Cosco Shipping Lines, HMM, Hapag-Lloyd, AP Moller-Maersk, Ocean Network Express (ONE), Zim and Taiwan's Evergreen Marine, Wan Hai Lines and Yang Ming Marine Transport recorded an aggregated operating income of $15.1bn in 2020.

That is up from the $48.8bn recorded in 2019, according to Alphaliner estimates.