Maersk Line

Maersk Line is the world’s largest container ship operator. Maersk Line is a unit of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with offices around the world. The group was founded as a shipping company in 1904.

A.P. Moller-Maersk’s container shipping subsidiaries — Maersk Line, Safmarine, MCC-Transport, Seago Line and Mercosul Line — operate nearly 600 vessels with a total capacity of more than 2.6 million TEUs (20-foot-equivalent units). Maersk operates the largest container ships in the world to date, with delivery of its 18,270-TEU Triple E vessels beginning this year with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller.

Maersk Line has announced plans to join fellow major container lines Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM, in the P3 Network, an alliance that will allow all three carriers to deploy their largest vessels in Asia-Europe trade, while deploying smaller vessels in Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic trade, subject to regulatory approval.

29 Aug 2016
Maersk Line launched a new feeder service to the western Chinese port city of Yibin.
25 Aug 2016
The Aotea Maersk will become the largest container ship ever to visit New Zealand when it calls at Tauranga on Oct. 4.
The synergies APM Terminals provides for Maersk Line make it unlikely the Maersk Group will choose to divest itself of its terminal operating arm.
17 Aug 2016
Maersk will announce the results of its ongoing strategic and structural review of group operations at the end of September.
12 Aug 2016
All-time low rates dragged Maersk Line to a worse-than-expected loss.
11 Aug 2016
Analysts do not expect Maersk Line to come out of the second quarter in the black.
10 Aug 2016
Maersk line has adjusted its third-party feeder network in China.
08 Aug 2016
Rickmers Maritime said its charter fleet faces even tougher times ahead following the opening of the widened Panama Canal as its second-quarter loss more than tripled and its charter revenue was down more than a third from a year earlier.
Cabotage on ships such as the Mercosul Itajai offers South American shippers greater cargo security and lower costs compared with trucking.
04 Aug 2016
Manned by a new CEO and armed with a new vessel, South American coastal container line Mercosul aims to up its game against regional rivals.
03 Aug 2016
Krishnapatnam Port is emerging as a reliable alternative for shippers and major mainline carriers.
29 Jul 2016
Maersk Line has played down speculation that it will try to acquire Hyundai Merchant Marine.
28 Jul 2016
Container lines are adding intra-Asia services or improving their coverage of the region to capture what appears to be increasing demand on the North-South trade.
Members of the Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación teachers' union blockade train tracks in Mexico's Michoacan state.
25 Jul 2016
Angry Mexican teachers are blockading some of the country's railways, leaving thousands of containers stranded.