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?
23 Apr 2013
Maersk Line has announced several upcoming service changes.
23 Apr 2013
Maersk Line is upgrading its MECL1 and MECL2 services, which connect the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and the U.S. East Coast.
Port of Savannah container operations
19 Apr 2013
Curtis Foltz, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, said the GPA is anticipating calendar 2013 growth in the 3 to 5 percent range in container volumes handled by the Port of Savannah.
Maersk Line Triple-E container ship under construction
18 Apr 2013
Maersk Line vowed the imminent deployment of the world’s largest container ships in the Asia-Europe trade would have a neutral impact on capacity as it warned of the risk of an all-out rate war on the westbound leg of the biggest liner route.