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.

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10 Jul 2014
The world’s two biggest container lines today announced plans to launch a 10-year vessel-sharing agreement, dubbed 2M, to cover more ports with direct services and improve efficiency through better utilization of vessel capacity and economies of scale.
28 May 2014
Maersk Line says it decided to defer the launch of the P3 Network until autumn to avoid disrupting services during the peak season.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for May 23
23 May 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade routes in June and July, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
21 May 2014
Maersk Line more than doubled its first quarter net operating profit to $454 million from $204 million a year earlier, as higher container volumes and lower unit costs offset softer freight rates.
21 May 2014
The much anticipated alliance of Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM will not start operations before September this year as it continues to wait for regulatory approval.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for May 16
16 May 2014
Multiple carriers have planned general rate increases in various trade lanes in June and July, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for May 9
09 May 2014
Multiple carriers have planned general rate increases in various trade lanes in May and June, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
05 May 2014
Hapag-Lloyd at the weekend informed its customers that it will be prepared to levy what could be large congestion surcharges on shipments to and from the United States in the event that work stoppages occur during West Coast longshore contract negotiations this summer.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for May 2
02 May 2014
Several carriers have planned general rate increases in multiple trade lanes in May and June, although any gains achieved could be temporary as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continue.
25 Apr 2014
The world’s top three container lines appear to have little visibility into whether Chinese regulators will join their U.S. and European counterparts in allowing the carriers’ P3 alliance to take effect.
Ocean Carrier Rate Revision Roundup for April 25
25 Apr 2014
Multiple carriers have scheduled general rate increases in various trade lanes in May, June and July, although any gains achieved could be fleeting as overcapacity and sluggish global demand continues.
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
23 Apr 2014
What is today a small club of carriers operating or having ordered 18,000-TEU ships or larger is likely to grow, but not necessarily overnight, as carriers intensify their focus on reducing costs without regard to greater market or infrastructure implications.

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