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.

20 Oct 2016
Maersk Line has resumed calls to Iran after a five-year hiatus.
03 Jun 2016
Maersk Line and Russian aluminum producing giant Rusal have signed a three-year deal for the transportation of thousands of TEUs annually.
30 May 2016
2M restructures its Asia-North Europe services to better manage its scale.
25 May 2016
Maersk Line continues to outperform competitors.
12 May 2016
Five non-vessel-operating common carriers and forwarders have paid the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission to settle allegations they misrepresented cargo to carriers.
The Safmarine Meru following the accident. Credit: ZJOL.
11 May 2016
The Maersk Line-operated container ship Safmarine Meru is without power and continues to burn after a collision but has been deemed safe to tow.
09 May 2016
Maersk Line CEO Soren Skou gives his thoughts on how the carrier is adjusting to the changing contract to spot market ratio on the major trades.
Safmarine Meru container ship
08 May 2016
Chinese firefighting vessels work to control fire that forced 22 to abandon ship after collision
04 May 2016
Freight rates at record low levels dragged down Maersk Line's first-quarter net profit.
03 May 2016
Maersk Line is poised to disclose its first-quarter results after a bruising three months.
20 Apr 2016
Container shipping is in a new era of heavily reduced demand, but bright spots and pockets of growth that provide opportunity for the industry remain, according to Robbert Van Trooijen, chief executive of Maersk Line's Asia-Pacific region.
12 Apr 2016
Drayage and inland infrastructure bottlenecks that have long been a drag on growth at state-owned Chennai Port continue to drive up demand for alternative port options on India’s east coast.