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.

03 May 2016
Maersk Line is poised to disclose its first-quarter results after a bruising three months.
06 Nov 2015
CMA CGM declined to comment on reports it is in advanced negotiations to acquire Neptune Orient Lines, the Singapore-listed owner of ocean carrier APL.
06 Nov 2015
Maersk Line's profit plunged 60 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier as rising overcapacity and lower cargo volumes depressed ocean freight rates to historic lows.
05 Nov 2015
Maersk Group will not make a major forward asset investment in Indonesia’s port or domestic shipping sector until the government addresses a range of investment concerns, according to the president director of Maersk Indonesia.
04 Nov 2015
Maersk Line today said it will eliminate “at least,” 4,000 jobs, reduce capacity and cancel options for six mega-ships in a bid to defend its leading share of a slowing ocean container market.
23 Oct 2015
The Maersk Group today slashed its 2015 profit outlook by $600 million due to a deteriorating global container shipping market.
22 Oct 2015
The Maersk Group today signed a letter of intent with the Indonesian government to improve the flow of cargo through the eastern port of Bitung and speed up maritime and economic development of the under-served region.
19 Oct 2015
DP World-operated Chennai Container Terminal last week received a call from the Maersk Serangoon, reportedly the longest container ship ever to call at India’s southeastern gateway.
19 Oct 2015
Mediterranean Shipping Co. and Maersk Line today announced the withdrawal of direct services between Asia and the Black Sea as the 2M Alliance partners react to slumping traffic and plummeting freight rates.
18 Oct 2015
Charter rates are dropping fast for post-Panamax ships because of low demand, with rates for some midsize vessels dropping to 2013 levels.
02 Oct 2015
Maersk Line will this month start a direct service between Thailand and Australia, eliminating the need to make transshipment calls at other Southeast Asian hubs and cutting down both transit time and costs for shippers.
29 Sep 2015
In a break with tradition, Maersk Line is transferring the operation of a dozen container vessels to two German ship-management companies.