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.

24 Nov 2014
West Africa trade still points to a region with growth potential, despite a nearly 30 percent drop in exports caused by the Ebola outbreak, Drewry and carrier executives say.
Ship led by tugboat
13 Jan 2014
It’s too early to predict precisely how the container shipping business will play out in the new year, but there is one certainty: The P3 Network will shake things up in a big way. In the six months since Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM announced they would pool their biggest ships in a giant vessel-sharing alliance in the main east-west trades, competing liner companies have been playing catch-up in an effort to match the P3’s market size and power.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup
10 Jan 2014
Major container lines hope to implement rate increases in a variety of trades in January and February, despite signs that any hikes achieved may be fleeting.
Maersk vessel in Panama Canal
08 Jan 2014
Maersk Line is reviving the SeaLand name it acquired in 1999 to rebrand the regional intra-Americas services in a new container-shipping company it plans to launch early next year.
Maersk tanker
06 Jan 2014
Maersk Tankers has sold its fleet of 15 very large crude carriers to Euronav, a Belgian tanker operator, for $980 million, allowing A.P. Moller-Maersk to focus on its core businesses.
Maersk VLCC
02 Jan 2014
Maersk is reportedly close to selling its fleet of 15 very large crude carriers as it continues to offload non-core operations to focus on container shipping.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup
31 Dec 2013
Major container lines have announced planned rate increases for a variety of trades, as detailed below, slated to take effect in January and February.
Container ship
31 Dec 2013
Seventeen of the Top 20 container carriers worldwide are expecting deliveries of new ships in the next 12 months, which could make 2014 a record-breaking year for capacity...
Majestic Maersk in Copenhagen
27 Dec 2013
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Maersk Line vessels
18 Dec 2013
Maersk Line said it still remains confident of securing approval for the P3 alliance and meeting the summer launch target following this week’s meeting of...
16 Dec 2013
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Port of Tokyo
16 Dec 2013
Shippers of containerized cargo to Japan, be forewarned: the Japanese version of the U.S. 24-hour advanced manifest rule will soon be going into effect. This means that after March 8, 2014, shipments that don’t contain the needed information in shipping instructions will be rejected for loading by customs authorities.