Maersk Line

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.

Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Aug. 22
22 Aug 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in the coming months, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
21 Aug 2014
Thousands of containers of agricultural products heading to Russia are still on the water, in limbo until shippers can find new destinations for their goods.
Maersk Line star
20 Aug 2014
In reporting its second-quarter and first-half 2014 results this week, Maersk Line again showed how its financial fortunes are diverging from most of the rest of the container shipping industry.
20 Aug 2014
Overall capacity operated by the Top 21 container carriers increased 5.6 percent or 847,000 TEUs in the last 12 months, according to industry analyst Alphaliner’s latest newsletter, furthering chronic overcapacity in the container shipping market.
Maersk McKinney-Moller
19 Aug 2014
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. do not require regulatory approval from China for their proposed “2M” vessel sharing agreement on the east-west trades, Maersk Line said today.
Triple E class container ship Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller
19 Aug 2014
Maersk Line reported a profit of $547 million for the second quarter as the container shipping division helped drive up the Maersk Group’s half-year earnings by 42 percent year-over-year.
18 Aug 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in August, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
08 Aug 2014
Maersk Line, the world's largest container line, moved on Friday to cease bookings on agricultural goods that are barred from entry into Russia as of Aug. 7.
Thumbnail of interactive graphic on U.S. exports of chicken to Russia.
08 Aug 2014
Russia's one-year ban on food imports from the U.S. and other countries will hit U.S. poultry exports particularly hard, given Russian fondness for American frozen chicken.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for August 8
08 Aug 2014
Major container lines announced general rate increases taking place in mid-August through October this week.
08 Aug 2014
The executive who would have headed the P3 Network, Lars Mikael Jensen, has been appointed Maersk Line’s regional CEO for Asia Pacific and will be responsible for day-to-day operations in Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.