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.

26 Nov 2014
For the second time in two weeks, three carriers are reversing their decision to implement port congestion surcharges, though the reason wasn’t immediately clear.
12 Nov 2014
The speed at which the oil price fell took Maersk by surprise as bunker fuel dropped $20 in the past month, but Maersk Group CEO Nils Andersen said customers would benefit from the lower prices.
11 Nov 2014
Maersk Group Chief Executive Nils Andersen reiterated Tuesday that the 2M vessel-sharing agreement between Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will launch in January.
11 Nov 2014
Maersk Line made a third quarter profit of $685 million, up almost 20 percent year-over-year as the Danish carrier increased freight rates and container volumes while keeping pressure on costs.
Weekly wrap-up: 10 stories on US West Coast ports
08 Nov 2014
JOC.com readers are eating up news emerging from the U.S. West Coast, with all of the Top 10 stories on the site in the past week focusing on congestion and labor issues at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Tacoma and Seattle.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Nov. 7
07 Nov 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
06 Nov 2014
Maersk Line has joined 10 other container lines and shipowners in a group known as the Trident Alliance to test enforcement of the new low-sulfur fuel regulations that go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, in so-called emission control areas in North Europe and North America.
Maersk container ship
05 Nov 2014
Chinese regulators will closely monitoring the vessel-sharing agreement between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co., and the so-called 2M faces additional scrutiny if the duo doesn’t reduce their market share on Chinese trade routes to 30 percent.
Container lines’ global schedule reliability from January 2012 through September 2014.
03 Nov 2014
Shippers are enduring the worst bout of congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach in years, but some analysts who follow container shipping say the situation will soon improve.
Weekly wrap-up: 6 stories on LA-LB congestion
01 Nov 2014
The weekly wrap-up features the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week. Find out what you missed.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for Oct. 31
31 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
29 Oct 2014
With the launch of its SeaLand inter-Americas service approaching on Jan. 1, Maersk has begun transitioning its affected customer base from Maersk to the newly created SeaLand unit.