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 Jun 2016
The not-so-unexpected announcement from the Danish container line was made just as ports, marine terminals and container lines are coming closer to creating a system that will use pre-existing weighing processes to alleviate the burden on U.S. exporters.
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.
14 Jan 2016
Maersk Line said it will appeal Russia’s ruling that the container line violated anti-competitive laws, saying that the publishing of general rate increases is legal and key to informing customers.
13 Jan 2016
Maersk Line is still the world’s largest ocean carrier by capacity but its closest rivals, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM, posted higher fleet growth rates during 2015, according to Alphaliner.
08 Jan 2016
Container ship lines say they’ve been forced to skip port calls at New Orleans because of high Mississippi River levels that have reduced clearance under bridges.
05 Jan 2016
APM Terminals in Los Angeles last week wrote the script for handling the new generation of mega-ships with capacities of 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units, turning the massive CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin in 56 hours of operations, averaging 29.1 lifts per crane, per hour, and a total 200 container moves against the vessel each hour.
29 Dec 2015
The 2M Alliance stands to gain from the pending consolidation of the container line industry because the alignment of the five alliances to which the other major carriers belong will change and with it their services, making the consistency provided by the tie-up of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. more attractive, according to a senior MSC executive.
28 Dec 2015
Successfully working the two largest container ships ever to call at a North American port in the same week required an extraordinary effort involving container lines, APM Terminals, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the railroads, chassis providers and three federal government agencies, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said Monday.
28 Dec 2015
China’s Ministry of Transport has fined eight international container lines a total of $169,000 for failing to meet the freight rate guidelines set by the ministry.
23 Dec 2015
Maersk Line has promoted a long-time executive to chief commercial officer, promoted another to head its intra-Europe brand and tapped a global head of sales as part of restructuring at its Copenhagen headquarters in which 110 positions will be cut.
23 Dec 2015
Russian regulators won’t levy fines against the five container lines it says colluded on prices in 2012 and 2013 on lanes connecting to Asia until next year.