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.

29 Oct 2014
With the launch of its SeaLand inter-Americas service approaching on Jan. 1, Maersk has begun transitioning its affected customer base from Maersk to the newly created SeaLand unit.
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.
The Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller at APM Terminals Rotterdam.
20 Nov 2013
APM Terminals Rotterdam Maasvlakte I in the Netherlands has plans to enhance five of its existing post-Panamax cranes to a 23-container row reach...
19 Nov 2013
The Federal Maritime Commission has extended its deadline until Nov.
15 Nov 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in November, December and January.
Relief sculpture of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk at Izmir
15 Nov 2013
Maersk Line is reorganizing the eastbound port rotation of its Europe-Middle East 3 (ME3) Service connecting India, the Middle East and Europe, effective this month.
14 Nov 2013
The world’s three largest container lines will likely have a harder time convincing European Union regulators than their Chinese and American counterparts that their proposed vessel-sharing alliance won’t harm competition.
Hanjin Vienna in port
13 Nov 2013
Conventional wisdom and economic logic, it seems, are two ideals shipping lines operating in the world’s largest ocean trade really don’t care to acknowledge. How else to explain Asia-Europe carriers’ attempt to push through steep rate increases amid cargo growth that’s advancing at a snail’s pace, a persistent glut of capacity and increasingly volatile spot pricing — and doing it during the traditionally weak fourth quarter that followed a second consecutive flat peak season?
Maersk Line star
13 Nov 2013
Maersk Line’s third quarter profit rose to $554 million in the third quarter of 2013, from $498 million a year earlier...
Maersk Line ship
11 Nov 2013
The Federal Maritime Commission likely will focus on two key words — “unreasonable” and “likely” — as it determines in the coming weeks whether to allow or block the proposed alliance of the three largest global container lines.