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Royal Caribbean International

Royal Caribbean International is a cruise line brand founded in Norway and based in Miami, Florida, United States. It is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. As of May 2018, the line operates 25 ships and has five additional ships on order. RCI has 21.9% of the worldwide cruise market. All ships under the Royal Caribbean International brand have names ending with "of the Seas" a practice which began in 1991.

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White Star Line

The Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as the White Star Line, was a British shipping company. Founded out of the remains of a defunct packet company, it gradually rose up as one of the most prominent shipping lines in the world, providing passenger and cargo services between Britain and the United States, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Today it is most famous for the innovative vessel Oceanic of 1870, the Olympic class ocean liners, including the ill-fated liners RMS Atlantic, RMS Republic, RMS Titanic and HMHS Britannic,. Despite its casualties, the company retained a prominent hold on shipping markets around the globe before falling into decline during the Great Depression, which ultimately led to a merger with its chief rival, Cunard Line, which operated as Cunard-White Star Line until 1950. Cunard Line then operated as a separate entity until 2005 and is now part of Carnival Corporation & plc. As a lasting reminder of the White Star Line, modern Cunard ships use the term White Star Service to describe the level of customer care expected of the company.

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Maersk Line

Maersk Line is the global container division and the largest operating unit of the Maersk Group, a Danish business conglomerate. It is the world's largest container shipping company having customers through 374 offices in 116 countries. It employs approximately 7,000 sea farers and approximately 25,000 land-based people. Maersk Line operates over 786 vessels and has a capacity of 4.1 million TEU. The company was founded in 1928.

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Orient Overseas Container Line

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is a Hong Kong-based container shipping and logistics service company.

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Nippon Yusen

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha is one of the oldest and largest shipping companies in the world. It is a member of the Mitsubishi keiretsu. The company has its headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan and a fleet of about 800 ships, that includes container ships, tankers, bulk and woodchip carriers, Ro-Ro car carriers, reefer vessels, LNG carrier and cruise ships.

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Cunard-White Star Line

Cunard White Star Line, Ltd., was a British shipping line which existed between 1934 and 1949, It was created as an operating company to control the joint shipping assets of the Cunard Line and the White Star Line after both companies experienced financial difficulties during the Great Depression. Cunard White Star controlled a total of twenty-five large ocean liners. Both Cunard and White Star were in dire financial trouble, and were looking to complete enormous liners: White Star had Hull 844 – RMS Oceanic III – and Cunard had Hull 534, which would later become RMS Queen Mary.

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Zim Integrated Shipping Services

Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd., formerly ZIM Israel Navigation Company Ltd. and Zim American Israeli Shipping Inc., is the biggest cargo shipping company in Israel, and one of the top-20 global carriers. The company's headquarters are in Haifa; it also has a North American headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia.

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K Line

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. , also referred to as "K" Line, is one of the largest Japanese transportation companies. It owns a fleet that includes dry cargo ships, container ships, liquefied natural gas carriers, Ro-Ro ships, tankers and container terminals.

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Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation is an ocean shipping company based in Keelung, Taiwan (ROC). This shipping line was founded in 1972, but has historical links through its merger with the China Merchants Steam Navigation Company, which dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1872–1995). Yang Ming currently operates 84 container ships up to 8,250 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and 17 bulk carriers.

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DFDS

DFDS is Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company. The company's name is an abbreviation of Det Forenede Dampskibs-Selskab. DFDS was founded in 1866, when C.F. Tietgen merged the three biggest Danish steamship companies of that day.

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China Shipping Container Lines

China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd, was a containerized marine shipping company, based in Shanghai, China.

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ANEK Lines

ANEK Lines is the largest passenger shipping company in Greece. It was founded in 1967 by numerous shareholders who were inhabitants of Crete. It operates passenger ferries, mainly on Piraeus-Crete and Adriatic Sea lines.

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Dockwise

Dockwise Group is a Netherlands-based holding company in the marine transport industry.

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Naviera Armas

Naviera Armas Ferries is a company in Spain, founded in the 1940s, which operates at least 11 ferries. The company operates mainly in the Canaries, although from 2008 services were available to the island of Madeira and Portimão in Portugal, further north. However in 2013 the service to Madeira was abruptly withdrawn due to a dispute over harbour fees. In the summer of 2018 the route is planned to be re-instated as a seasonal service starting from July 2 to September 20, being operated by Grupo Sousa using Naviera Armas's ship Volcán de Tijarafe, which provided the crossing prior to the 2013 discontinuation. With a maximum speed of 23 knots the crossing is scheduled to take 24 hours.

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Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft

The Erste Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft or DDSG was a shipping company founded in 1829 by the Austrian government for transporting passengers and cargo on the Danube.