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.

Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 18
18 Jul 2014
Multiple carriers have announced general rate increases on several trade routes to take effect in August.
18 Jun 2014
From initial announcement to abandonment, the P3 Network's career was crowded into just 12 months. Our slideshow reviews the major developments in the story over the past year.
17 Jun 2014
In a statement published on its website rejecting the proposed P3 Network, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said the proposed alliance would be anticompetitive and not supportive of the “social public interest.”
17 Jun 2014
U.S. shippers and port officials are still digesting the news of China’s rejection of the P3 alliance of the three largest container ship lines, and are wondering what happens next.
17 Jun 2014
The three carriers of the now-defunct P3 Network said today that they will continue to push for improvements in container shipping efficiency and quality of service despite the shocking news this morning that their proposed mega-alliance was rejected by Chinese antitrust authorities.
17 Jun 2014
LONDON — Europe’s major ocean carriers, ports and shippers are urgently rethinking their business strategies following th
17 Jun 2014
China’s rejection of the P3 Network is a blow to Maersk Line, which had expected the global container ship alliance to produce large savings, analysts say.
17 Jun 2014
The P3 Network has been scrapped after China’s Ministry of Commerce today turned down the vessel-sharing agreement proposed by the world’s top three carriers, Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for June 13
13 Jun 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect in July...
06 Jun 2014
Despite recent improvements, global container lines’ schedule reliability and on-time container delivery have been worse every month so far this year versus last year.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for June 6
06 Jun 2014
Numerous container lines have planned general rate increases in various trade routes to take effect July 1, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
06 Jun 2014
APM Terminals disputes suggestions that sister carrier Maersk Line benefits from lower terminal handling costs because of the companies’ common ownership by Maersk Group.