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.

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.
26 Feb 2015
Port productivity as ships get larger is stalled resulting in ships remaining in port for longer periods of time, delays to cargo and higher costs for carriers.
25 Feb 2015
Damco’s decline deepened in 2014 as the Maersk Group’s freight forwarding and logistics unit saw ocean and air freight volumes slide in a growing market.
25 Feb 2015
Maersk Group made a record net profit of $5.2 billion in 2014, up 38 percent on the 2013 result and driven by a strong performance by Maersk Line, which reported a profit of $2.3 billion.
Maersk container on truck
24 Feb 2015
Maersk Group is tipped to announce its second share buy-back in six months on Wednesday when it unveils fourth-quarter 2014 results that are likely to be dominated by surging container shipping profits.
23 Feb 2015
New Zealand’s Port of Tauranga and logistics management company Kotahi will form a new joint venture to support robust export cargo volume commitments made last year and to strengthen the country’s supply chain.
Maersk Kotka in New Orleans
11 Feb 2015
A weekend call by the Maersk Kotba on the North Europe service of Maersk Line’s 2M operation with Mediterranean Shipping Co. is the first call by the Danish carrier’s ships in New Orleans in three years.
09 Feb 2015
French ocean carrier CMA CGM has introduced the biggest container ship to call at a Brazilian port as it beefs up its Asia- East Coast South America service.
04 Feb 2015
Maersk Line said it has cut capacity by 10 percent on the trade between the east Coast of South America and Europe and the Mediterranean in response to the “steady decline” in market demand.
04 Feb 2015
The first sailing of MCC Transport’s new direct service between China and Myanmar is on the water as the sister company of Maersk Line moves to capitalise on growing trade between the two nations.
30 Jan 2015
Maersk Line is in early talks with Asian shipbuilders for an order of up to 10 container ships that would have capacities of up to 20,000 20-foot-equivalent units, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
23 Jan 2015
Maersk’s chief executive warned global trade will never return to the heady growth rates experienced before the global financial crisis of 2008, partly due to moves by western firms to repatriate manufacturing closer to home.