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.

Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
Maersk Kampala in 2007. Photo by Andrew McAlpine, courtesy Maersk Line.
04 Sep 2013
Firefighters today extinguished a fire aboard the Maersk Kampala which broke out on Thursday as the container ship was preparing to transit the Suez Canal en route to Europe.
01 Sep 2013
Firefighting tugs early Monday were making progress toward extinguishing a blaze on the Maersk Kampala, five days after fire broke out in a container in the ship’s forward bay as it steamed toward the Suez Canal, Maersk Line said.
Maersk Kampala in 2007. Photo by Andrew McAlpine, courtesy Maersk Line.
30 Aug 2013
The Maersk Kampala, adrift south of the Suez Canal, for a third day was still fighting a fire that broke out in two containers in the foremost bays on its deck.
29 Aug 2013
Maersk Line said Thursday that the Maersk Kampala was fighting a fire in two containers within the foremost bays on deck.
Map of Iceland
28 Aug 2013
Maersk Line and its intra-Europe subsidiary SeaGo Line said they will not accept cargo to or from Iceland beginning Oct. 1.
21 Aug 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that 12 shipping lines and 448 vessels have enrolled in its Clean Vessel Incentive program since it launched on Jan. 1, 2013.
Majestic Maersk in port at Ningbo, China
20 Aug 2013
NINGBO, China — Maersk Line’s second Triple E container ship, Majestic Maersk, made its maiden call at China’s Ningbo port, in east China’s Zhenjiang province, on Aug. 16.
19 Aug 2013
Damco slumped to a second quarter loss of $8 million from a $28 million profit a year earlier, as lower ocean container traffic more than offset strong growth in its air freight and supply chain management operations.
Maersk Line ship stack
16 Aug 2013
Maersk Line almost doubled its second quarter profit as above-target cost cuts, buoyed by lower fuel prices, more than offset sluggish growth in container volumes and a double-digit decline in freight rates.
14 Aug 2013
Maersk Line has revised its South Atlantic Express service.
14 Aug 2013
Maersk Line has announced general rate increases of between $400 and $500 to transport a 20-foot container from Asia to northern Europe and the Mediterranean, effective Sept. 1.