About The Industry

How Liner Shipping Works

Liner shipping is the service of transporting goods by means of high-capacity, ocean-going ships that transit regular routes on fixed schedules. There are approximately 400 liner services in operation today, most providing weekly departures from all the ports that each service calls. Liner vessels, primarily in the form of containerships and roll-on/roll-off ships, carry about 60 percent of the goods by value moved internationally by sea each year.

Container Shipping in Ten Steps

The liner shipping sector moves mostly containerized goods and vehicles. Learn about container shipping in 10 simple steps.

Animated Examples

Did you ever wonder where goods come from and how they actually get to the store? Learn about the ways in which container shipping affects your everyday life.


Follow the Goods

Visit an interactive animation and follow everyday goods moving in a container.