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.

18 Aug 2015
Several Asia-Europe container lines have announced Sept. 1 general rate increases of up to $1,000 per 20-foot-equivalent unit despite a persistently weak market that has undercut monthly GRIs all year.
19 May 2015
Despite an environment of overcapacity, two of the largest carriers in the Asia-Europe trade intend to increase freight rates on June 1.
MSC container ship in Rotterdam
18 May 2015
The North Atlantic, for long the “sleeping dog“ of container trades, is “waking up,” as rising European imports on the back of a strong U.S. dollar lift freight rates and attract new services, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
18 May 2015
Maersk Line has entered into a vessel sharing agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Co, its 2M alliance partner, and Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) on the Asia to East Coast of South America trade route.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea
08 May 2015
Maersk Group has returned to South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for its latest series of ultra-large container ships.
07 May 2015
Iranian authorities released the container ship Maersk Tigris on Thursday, nine days after it was seized by Iranian patrol boats in the Strait of Hormuz.
05 May 2015
The cargo of the world’s largest retailer contributes to the slightly more than 200 20-foot-equivalent units hauled on the Kansas City Southern network weekly from the port of Lazaro Cardenas to its Houston area intermodal terminal
01 May 2015
Vessel operators are being warned against transit in the Strait of Hormuz, three days after a Maersk Line cargo ship was fired upon and seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
30 Apr 2015
The U.S. is amping up security measures in the Strait of Hormuz three days after a cargo ship under U.S.
29 Apr 2015
A Maersk Line container ship remained in Iranian custody Wednesday, still without a concrete explanation as to why Iranian patrol ships fired upon and seized the vessel while it was transiting international waters.
28 Apr 2015
Just two hours before they were set to call the port at Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, the crew of the Maersk Tigris likely had little or no idea that the container ship would become international news while heightening tension in the Middle East.
28 Apr 2015
Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots across the bow of the container ship Maersk Tigris when the vessel was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, a Pentagon spokesman said.