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.

21 Aug 2014
Thousands of containers of agricultural products heading to Russia are still on the water, in limbo until shippers can find new destinations for their goods.
13 Sep 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take ef
10 Sep 2013
Member lines of the Southern Africa Europe Container Service, including Deutsche Afrika-Linien, Maersk Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Safmarine...
Triple E vessel Majestic Maersk in Ningbo, China.
10 Sep 2013
The recent surge in orders for mega-ships risks delaying the recovery in liner shipping beyond 2015, according to industry analyst Alphaliner.
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller arrives at the Tanger-Med port in Morocco.
09 Sep 2013
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller has called at the Tanger-Med port in Tangier, Morocco, its latest visit on its first service loop in Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe service.
09 Sep 2013
United Arab Shipping Company’s order for 10 mega-ships represents the first challenge to the market supremacy of major ocean carriers since Chinese lines...
06 Sep 2013
Major container lines have announced rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in September and October...
05 Sep 2013
A.P. Moller-Maersk is selling its 31.3 percent stake in DFDS, a Danish shipping and logistics company, in a further divestment of non-core assets...
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.