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Maersk Line was the leading carrier in the Davao trade for the first nine months of 2011, according to data from the Philippine Ports Authority.

For the period in review, 91,879 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) or 26.8% of the 342,348 TEUs that passed through the entire Davao port system was handled by Maersk Line.

Of the total Davao cargo throughput, inbound cargo accounted for 167,949 TEUs and outbound cargo, 177,841 TEUs. The region produces mostly bananas and its by-products as well as rubber and other agricultural products.

From January to September, Maersk Line — which also handles operations of subsidiary MCC Transport — shipped 54,750 TEUs of inbound cargo. Of this, the highest volume of 5,937 TEUs was recorded in September 2011 and the lowest, 3,907 TEUs, in February.

Outbound cargo reached 46,129 TEUs. January saw the most volume at 7,573 TEUs and March the lowest at 3,875 TEUs.

American President Lines (APL) was the next leading carrier to and from Davao, accounting for 23.4% or 80,323 TEUs of the total throughput for the nine-month period.

The Singapore-based carrier’s inbound cargo totaled 41,855 TEUs, the highest volume (6,015 TEUs) posted in May and the lowest (2,978 TEUs) in March. APL’s outbound cargo reached 38,468 TEUs, with July registering the highest throughput (4,919 TEUs) and May the lowest (3,729 TEUs).

TMS Ship Agencies took third spot with 64,689 TEUs or 18.8% of the aggregate.

Inbound cargo shipped by TMS reached 32,494 TEUs and outbound, 32,195 TEUs. The highest inbound volume was posted in June with 4,379 TEUs and the lowest in March with 2,346 TEUs.

In fourth place was Mariana Express Lines which shipped 12.5% or 43,103 TEUs of the total volume. Inbound cargo hit 12,069 TEUs and outbound, 22,034 TEUs.

May saw both the most inbound and outbound cargo shipped at 3,481 TEUs and 3,332 TEUs, respectively, and September also both the lowest with 993 TEUs (inbound) and 763 TEUs (outbound).

In fifth spot was Jardine Shipping handling 17,636 TEUs or 5.1% of the total. Inbound cargo reached 9,425 TEUs and outbound, 8,211 TEUs.

The highest volume for both inbound and outbound cargo was registered in May (1,983 TEUs and 1,656 TEUs, respectively) and the lowest in September (353 TEUs and 354 TEUs, respectively).

The sixth largest carrier for the Davao trade was Regional Container Lines (RCL).

The line shipped 13,145 TEUs or 3.8% of the total. Inbound cargo accounted for 5,846 TEUs and outbound 7,299 TEUs. May saw the most inbound volume handled by RCL at 1,290 TEUs and February the lowest at 61 TEUs. For outbound cargo, the highest volume was posted in September (1,793 TEUs) and the lowest in March (214 TEUs).

Photo from http://www.maerskline.com/globalimage/?path=/gallery/editorial_use/vessels/Triple_E_6

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