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.

20 Apr 2016
Container shipping is in a new era of heavily reduced demand, but bright spots and pockets of growth that provide opportunity for the industry remain, according to Robbert Van Trooijen, chief executive of Maersk Line's Asia-Pacific region.
29 Dec 2015
The 2M Alliance stands to gain from the pending consolidation of the container line industry because the alignment of the five alliances to which the other major carriers belong will change and with it their services, making the consistency provided by the tie-up of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. more attractive, according to a senior MSC executive.
28 Dec 2015
Successfully working the two largest container ships ever to call at a North American port in the same week required an extraordinary effort involving container lines, APM Terminals, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the railroads, chassis providers and three federal government agencies, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said Monday.
28 Dec 2015
China’s Ministry of Transport has fined eight international container lines a total of $169,000 for failing to meet the freight rate guidelines set by the ministry.
23 Dec 2015
Maersk Line has promoted a long-time executive to chief commercial officer, promoted another to head its intra-Europe brand and tapped a global head of sales as part of restructuring at its Copenhagen headquarters in which 110 positions will be cut.
23 Dec 2015
Russian regulators won’t levy fines against the five container lines it says colluded on prices in 2012 and 2013 on lanes connecting to Asia until next year.
27 Nov 2015
Russian regulators have initiated administrative proceedings against CMA CGM and Maersk Line after accusing the two container lines of failing to provide documents requested as part of an investigation into alleged collusion.
25 Nov 2015
Maersk Line Chief Operating Officer Soren Toft has said Neptune Orient Lines is not its only potential acquisition target, but he declined to comment on whether the Danish carrier planned to make a formal bid.
16 Nov 2015
There is little prospect of a bidding war for NOL between prospective suitors Maersk Line and CMA CGM as the risks involved in acquiring a loss-making line in a weak market will lean heavily on the sale price, Drewry believes.
11 Nov 2015
Maersk Line announced it is enhancing its India-Far East service network by introducing two new loops via cooperation with other carriers.
09 Nov 2015
Acquiring Neptune Orient Lines would enable either Maersk Line or CMA CGM to strengthen their trans-Pacific business and mitigate each’s weakness in the Asia-Europe trade lane, according to a shipping analyst.
06 Nov 2015
CMA CGM declined to comment on reports it is in advanced negotiations to acquire Neptune Orient Lines, the Singapore-listed owner of ocean carrier APL.