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.

28 Apr 2017
The cost of the takeover was revealed for the first time.
03 Feb 2017
The fines were smaller than expected.
30 Jan 2017
More than two-thirds of failed Hanjin Shipping’s fleet is still looking for employment.
10 Jan 2017
Maersk Line has expanded its footprint in Iran by adding a second port of call.
29 Dec 2016
Since Hanjin Shipping failed, the 2M has increased its share of imports from Asia to the United States.
19 Dec 2016
Maersk Line is scrapping eight Panamax container ships and said it expects to demolish a larger number of vessels in the future than in previous year.
15 Dec 2016
Maersk Line this week launched a mobile app that helps its Indian customers track and trace their shipments.
13 Dec 2016
HMM failed to gain membership of the 2M Alliance, but the slot-sharing deal it signed up to will see the Korean carrier paying a heavy price.
13 Dec 2016
Maersk “will be like one company” offering container shipping, logistics, and port services.
11 Dec 2016
Hyundai to enter slot-sharing deal with Maersk and MSC, but it will be no 2M Alliance membership.
07 Dec 2016
Maersk Line’s acquisition of Hamburg Sud will likely force it to sell its Brazilian flag operation Mercosul Line, which could open the door to CMA CGM or Mediterranean Shipping Co. to enter the closed Brazilian coastal shipping market.
07 Dec 2016
Global container lines found guilty of cartel practices in the Russian market are seeking a settlement with Russian authorities in an attempt to avoid multi-million dollar fines.