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.

19 May 2015
Despite an environment of overcapacity, two of the largest carriers in the Asia-Europe trade intend to increase freight rates on June 1.
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.
16 Dec 2014
Hapag-Lloyd became the latest carrier to announce a large general rate increase on trans-Pacific eastbound cargo for January, following Maersk Line and MOL.
16 Dec 2014
Maersk Line plans to launch a direct weekly service from India to Africa in late January 2015 in a move to reduce transit times on that trade lane.
16 Dec 2014
Mediterranean Shipping Co. is already the largest carrier of U.S. containerized exports and the largest overall carrier in the U.S. market. Now it’s about to add the title of largest carrier in the import market, solidifying its dominance of the U.S. market.
12 Dec 2014
Carriers announced GRIs this week for several major trade lanes, all effective on Jan. 15. Spot rates on Drewry Maritime Research’s World Container Index composite index, which measures 11 East-to-West trade lanes, has dropped 23.5 percent in the five weeks since Nov. 6.
10 Dec 2014
Maersk Line will implement a general rate increase and peak-season surcharge totaling $1,000 per 40-foot container on cargo heading from Asia to the U.S. and Canada starting Jan. 15, the carrier announced today.