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.

Stern of Maersk vessel
16 Apr 2014
Is Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean carrier, showing that the age-old demons of container shipping — overcapacity, volatile spot rates and commoditized service — can finally be slain?
15 May 2013
CMA CGM, Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd, CSAV, China Shipping Container Lines and Hanjin will restructure their services between the Far East and South America’s east coast by launching three joint services in July.
Maersk Triple E ship.
15 May 2013
Maersk’s new 20-strong series of Triple E vessels are being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s Ogpo Bay yard on Geoje Island at a cost of $190 million each.
14 May 2013
Maersk Line will boost rates on its trade route from the Mediterranean to the Far East, effective June 1.
Maersk Triple E under construction in Daewoo shipyard
14 May 2013
Maersk Line will deploy the first 12 deliveries of its new Triple E container ships in its expanded Asia-Europe AE10 string. The first of the 20 ships in the series will make its maiden call at Busan on July 14.
09 May 2013
Maersk Line will increase rates for dry shipments on its trade from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to East Africa, starting June 1...
07 May 2013
Maersk Line Ltd. has purchased and is currently reflagging eight newer and larger container ships to upgrade the ocean transportation services provided to its U.S. military, government and commercial customers.
06 May 2013
Container lines CMA CGM, MSC, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd have met to discuss the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and West Africa.
06 May 2013
South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries today confirmed it has won a $700 million order to build five of the world’s largest container ships for China Shipping Container Lines.
01 May 2013
Maersk Line and INTTRA signed a new multiyear contract that expands their collaboration.
29 Apr 2013
Maersk Line has hired Microsoft’s head of global retail sales and marketing as chief commercial officer of the world’s largest ocean carrier.
Maersk Line container ship
25 Apr 2013
After years of double-digit growth in container shipments to the Middle East, a softening of demand in the last 12 months