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.

07 Dec 2016
Maersk Line’s acquisition of Hamburg Sud will likely force it to sell its Brazilian flag operation Mercosul Line, which could open the door to CMA CGM or Mediterranean Shipping Co. to enter the closed Brazilian coastal shipping market.
11 Oct 2016
APM Terminals and Maersk Line have joined a consortium that is bidding to develop a new container terminal in Colombo.
06 Oct 2016
The container booking cancellation fee appears to be making its way back into container lines’ overflowing surcharge box — much to the disdain of shippers.
28 Sep 2016
As Hyundai Merchant Marine is scaling down its deployment of extra loaders, Maersk Line is continuing to add vessels to handle Hanjin Shipping cargo.
27 Sep 2016
A prominent Russian maritime lawyer said the companies should appeal the decision in the hopes of having the decision overturned.
22 Sep 2016
Maersk Group will be reorganized into two separate divisions, with the synergy efforts expected to deliver cost savings of around $600 million over the next three years.
The decision by Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. to add new trans-Pacific services follows their deployment of extra loaders on the trade.
07 Sep 2016
2M Alliance partners Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will add a pair of weekly trans-Pacific services.
06 Sep 2016
Hanjin Shipping's sudden exit has left shippers looking for capacity.
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.