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.

01 May 2015
Vessel operators are being warned against transit in the Strait of Hormuz, three days after a Maersk Line cargo ship was fired upon and seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
19 Jan 2015
Low bunker fuel prices are helping container shipping line balance sheets, but another impact will be improved schedule reliability as carriers can afford to speed up vessels to make up time lost to rising congestion at many ports around the world.
15 Jan 2015
Wilhelmshaven’s bid to shake off its white elephant tag is set to gather traction in the coming weeks amid reports Maersk Line is about to bring four regular short sea services to Germany’s only deepwater port.
11 Jan 2015
The 2M alliance between Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. began in Dalian at the weekend when the brand new Triple-E vessel, Munkebo Maersk, left the northern Chinese port for Busan in South Korea, its second stop on the Asia-Europe rotation.
07 Jan 2015
Next week’s visit to the Philippines by Pope Francis will further disrupt cargo movements in and out of the congested port of Manila, and the government has urged shippers to clear out their cargo from the port by the weekend.
06 Jan 2015
Maersk Line is reorganizing the port rotation of its Mawingu Express, a weekly direct service from India to East Africa, effective in early February.
Maersk container ship in Rotterdam
31 Dec 2014
Ocean carriers face an uphill struggle to push through planned general rate increases on the Far East-north Europe trade in January amid deteriorating economic conditions at both ends of the world’s biggest liner route.
19 Dec 2014
Carriers announced general rate increases that span into February this week, as spot rates around the globe respond to mid-December rate hikes. Drewry Maritime Research’s World Container Index composite index, which measures 11 East-to-West trade lanes, jumped a cumulative 35.8 percent this week.
18 Dec 2014
Strong growth in the Southeast Asia container trades will be a key focus for Maersk Line’s new Asia-Pacific chief executive Lars Mikael Jensen, who was appointed regional head in September.
17 Dec 2014
Another set of historic rate increases are on tap for the trans-Pacific, as the 15 members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement announced hikes totaling $1,000 per FEU.
17 Dec 2014
The launch of the 2M and 03 alliances in the New Year will boost capacity on the Far East-Mediterranean route by about 19 percent, triggering a battle for market share that could result in fresh rate reductions, according to Alphaliner.
17 Dec 2014
Maersk Line is merging its MECL1 and MECL2 services connecting the Middle East, India and the U.S. East Coast into a single weekly loop, beginning in mid-January 2015.