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 25
25 Jul 2014
Several container lines have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in August, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
30 Sep 2013
An increase in sailing cancellations is on the horizon as the P3 Network alliance has yet to indicate its intentions in detail...
27 Sep 2013
Søren Skou, chief executive of Maersk Line, has admitted that the Danish company misjudged the strength in demand for container shipping when it ordered 20 18,000-TEU vessels...
20 Sep 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in September and October.
Maersk Line vessel at sea.
19 Sep 2013
Maersk Line has plans to increase the price of shipping a 20-foot ocean container from Asia to Europe by $600 in November because current rates are “increasingly unsustainable.”
In the next four years, MSC will challenge Maersk Line as the top ocean carrier.
17 Sep 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. will challenge Maersk Line as the world’s biggest ocean carrier over the coming four years, as it boasts the biggest order book for new vessels...
Novorossiysk port
16 Sep 2013
Maersk Line has upgraded its Europe-Middle East 3 (ME3) Service linking India, the Middle East and Europe by adding a direct call at Novorossiysk, Russia, effective this month.
13 Sep 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take ef
10 Sep 2013
Member lines of the Southern Africa Europe Container Service, including Deutsche Afrika-Linien, Maersk Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Safmarine...
Triple E vessel Majestic Maersk in Ningbo, China.
10 Sep 2013
The recent surge in orders for mega-ships risks delaying the recovery in liner shipping beyond 2015, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller arrives at the Tanger-Med port in Morocco.
09 Sep 2013
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller has called at the Tanger-Med port in Tangier, Morocco, its latest visit on its first service loop in Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe service.
09 Sep 2013
United Arab Shipping Company’s order for 10 mega-ships represents the first challenge to the market supremacy of major ocean carriers since Chinese lines...