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 Jun 2016
The 2M Alliance plans to shift one of their Asia-to-U.S. East Coast services to the newly expanded Panama Canal.
18 Mar 2016
Kakinada Port, India’s new alternative east coast gateway that began container-handling at the end of last year, got its first break from a mainline customer with Maersk Line introducing a direct port call at the minor privately-operated facility as part of what the container line said was "moving closer to shippers and seeking new growth areas."
16 Mar 2016
NileDutch, a specialized West Africa container line, has acquired the Europe to West Africa services and operations of independent Maersk Line subsidiary Safmarine.
07 Mar 2016
The impending shakeup of the membership in three of the four alliances among global container shipping lines will be difficult for beneficial cargo owners over the next year or more, but they may benefit from the changes in the long run, a top Maersk executive said here at the JOC’s 16th annual TPM Conference.
Maersk container ship outside Hong Kong
29 Feb 2016
Maersk Line expects container volumes in the eastbound trans-Pacific to increase between 5 and 5.5 percent this year but sees little or no growth in westbound volumes.
25 Feb 2016
A look at the 2015 performance of three major carriers — Maersk Line, OOCL and APL — reveals the extent of the decline in average revenue per 20-foot container transported that low bunker prices were unable to offset.
16 Feb 2016
CMA CGM and Cosco are leading efforts to create a new vessel-sharing alliance that could include Evergreen Line and OOCL and would shake up three of the four major east-west carrier groupings, the Alphaliner newsletter reported.
16 Feb 2016
Fifteen leading ocean container carriers, including Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM, have offered to change their practices for setting freight rates to settle an antitrust probe, the European Commission said Tuesday
11 Feb 2016
APM Terminals says it continues to pursue an independent course in seeking carriers’ business while providing corporate affiliate Maersk Line with dedicated capacity at three transshipment centers.
10 Feb 2016
Container shipping demand and capacity are matching up better after the latter greatly outpaced the former in the last three months of 2015, but it’s too soon to tell if the improvement will hold, said Nils Smedegaard Andersen, CEO of Maersk Group.
10 Feb 2016
Maersk Group’s 2015 profit tumbled 82 percent to $925 million as record low freight rates and a write down in the value of its oil assets savaged the Danish shipping giant’s annual earnings.
26 Jan 2016
Maersk Line had added a new service from Latin America to Europe and a new call on an existing service in the trade lane in an effort to tap one of the areas where container lines can still gain steadily profitable business: reefer cargo.