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.

18 Dec 2014
Strong growth in the Southeast Asia container trades will be a key focus for Maersk Line’s new Asia-Pacific chief executive Lars Mikael Jensen, who was appointed regional head in September.
Container ship in Hamburg, Germany.
08 Apr 2014
The 2013 financial reporting season for container lines ended for many carriers in a sea of red ink as high bunker prices and weak freight rates combined to drag down profits.
07 Apr 2014
Hapag-Lloyd was first carrier to announce the westbound May rate increases even as April 1 GRIs struggle to lift a market weighed down by overcapacity and weak demand.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 4
04 Apr 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May...
02 Apr 2014
Maersk Group signed an agreement with China Shipping paving the way for negotiations on further collaboration on new container terminal projects and the establishment of joint ventures with its port arm, APM Terminals.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for March 28
28 Mar 2014
Multiple carriers have planned rate increases in various trade lanes in April and May, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and lackluster global demand continues.
27 Mar 2014
SeaLand, the newly founded intra-Americas regional carrier of Maersk Group, has announced its executive team.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for March 21
21 Mar 2014
Several container lines have scheduled rate hikes in multiple trade lanes from April to May, although any increases achieved could be temporary...
21 Mar 2014
Maersk Line and CMA CGM are set to dominate the Asia-West Africa liner trade when they combine their direct services in April.
12 Mar 2014
Box Ships posted its 11th consecutive quarterly profit, but the Greek container shipowner skipped a dividend payment to help it survive a slumping charter market.
Port of Shanghai
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
07 Mar 2014
Several container lines have scheduled rate hikes in multiple trade lanes from April to May, although any increases achieved could be temporary...