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 Oct. 17
17 Oct 2014
Multiple container lines have planned general rate increases in numerous trade lanes in October and November, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
10 Dec 2013
The European Union’s top transport official has lent his support to the P3 Network between Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM as a counterweight to the growing industrial might of China.
Thumbnail for G6 v P3 infographic
05 Dec 2013
The G6 Alliance is taking steps to counter the planned P3 Network in a battle for east-west dominance.
05 Dec 2013
The majority of public comments sent to the Federal Maritime Commission regarding the proposed P3 Network were supportive of the vessel-sharing alliance among the world’s three largest global container lines.
05 Dec 2013
WASHINGTON — The Federal Maritime Commission today voted to ask the three largest global container lines for more informa
Port rotation for MesoAmerica Express.
03 Dec 2013
Maersk Line has announced a new weekly intra-America service, which is the result of a slot charter agreement with Hapag-Lloyd.
26 Nov 2013
The International Longshoremen’s Association asked the Federal Maritime Commission to block implementation of the P3 vess
Empty container ship
26 Nov 2013
Container ships reached their destination ports around the world on time 81.2 percent of the time in September, a small increase of 0.4 percentage point from August...
Empty containers
25 Nov 2013
The largest ocean carriers sharply increased their market share at the expense of their smaller rivals in the third quarter, according to Drewry Maritime Research.
22 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced the following rate increases for a variety of trades slated to take effect in December and January.
Container stack
21 Nov 2013
Container shipping lines operating from Asia to the U.S. intend to restore baseline freight rates for late holiday season shipments in December and the pre-Lunar New Year period in January.
20 Nov 2013
Ship and container reliability levels in the third quarter of 2013 were “disappointing,” according to Drewry Maritime Research’s recently published quarterly Carrier Performance Insight report.