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 April 18
18 Apr 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continues.
10 Jun 2013
Ocean carrier efforts to shed surplus 8,000 20-foot-equivalent unit ships by dumping them in the Asia-east coast South Am
MSC ship.
07 Jun 2013
Global ocean carriers handled more than 4.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units of U.S. containerized imports in the first quarter, and the separation between the Top 2 carriers in the trade came down to two fully laden mega-ships.
07 Jun 2013
The first of Maersk’s 20-strong Triple E vessels is currently undergoing sea trials in Korea.
06 Jun 2013
Jefferies Group has predicted that Maersk Line may report losses at the end of this year, as the container line’s proposed freight rate increases have been failing.
05 Jun 2013
Maersk Line will add a port call at Khor Fakkan, United Arab Emirates, to its ME2 service.
MSC container ship in Port of Long Beach
04 Jun 2013
Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co.
30 May 2013
The Port of Busan is taking the significant threat and competition for Asian transshipment cargo about as serious as a port can, and responding aggressively by boosting capacity and facilities.
29 May 2013
Maersk Line is rolling out a new system designed to speed up and simplify containerized food product shipments.
28 May 2013
The Ports of Auckland, New Zealand, have applauded Maersk Line’s announcement that the Southern Star service will return to Auckland with larger ships.
23 May 2013
Maersk Line has announced three rates increases for dry shipments...
Container ship Eugen Maersk
17 May 2013
Maersk Line swung to a $204 million operating profit in the first quarter from a $599 million loss a year ago, its fourth successive quarter in the black, driven by cost savings, higher freight rates and a lower fuel bill that more than compensated for flat container volumes.

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