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 Aug. 22
22 Aug 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in the coming months, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
20 Oct 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. released details of the massive vessel-sharing alliance that also will include Maersk Line and CMA CGM and will launch next spring if it wins regulatory approval.
18 Oct 2013
As Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia is one of the rising stars on a continent full of them. An archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 islands, it’s also one of Asia’s biggest logistics challenges. Now it’s facing another challenge, a slowing economy marked by rising inflation colliding with an urgent need of a transportation infrastructure upgrade.
Port cranes in Mobile, Ala.
18 Oct 2013
Jimmy Lyons is on a hunt for a lot more empty import containers to load with all the export cargo funneling through the Port of Mobile.
17 Oct 2013
SHENZHEN, China — China’s shipping industry faces further turmoil as the country imposes new polices aimed at reining in severe overcapacity in the steel, cement, electrolytic aluminum, plate glass and shipping industries, according to the head of the Shanghai Shipping Exchange.
Shipping containers in port with crane
16 Oct 2013
Container shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Westbound section are attempting to set...
15 Oct 2013
Maersk Line will attempt to raise rates for shipments on its trade from the U.S. to Far East Asia, effective Nov. 15.
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...