Maersk's fleet is second most valuable
A.P. Møller - Maersk has the world's second most valuable fleet only surpassed by Chinese Cosco Shipping. Number three on the list is Norway's wealthiest man, John Fredriksen, figures from VesselValue show.
The Maersk fleet, which consists of 500 vessels, has an estimated value of 17.37 billion dollars, equivalent to 110 billion Danish kroner, while Cosco Shipping's fleet with the newly build vessels included, consists of 715 vessels with a total value of 20 billion dollars, equivalent to 126 billion Danish kroner, according to Vessel Value's inventory.
The Norwegian ship-owner and multimillionaire John Fredriksen own third most valuable, which consists of 225 ships, and has a total market capitalization of 10.4 billion dollars.
If the value of Fredriksen's 26 vessels that are currently under construction is included, the total value is 13.45 billion dollars, equivalent to 85 billion Danish kroner.
John Fredriksen, who started his career as an office tender at a shipping mediator office, is thereby one of the world's largest ship owners today.
Source: hegnar.no / Maritime Danmark