Maersk Line is the world’s largest container ship operator. A unit of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, it is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has offices around the world.
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. Maersk operates the largest container ships in the world to date, including its fleet of Triple E vessels, each with container capacity of more than 18,000 TEUs.
In 2018, A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM announced plans to create a joint venture aimed at offering a global trade digitization platform by using blockchain technology. The platform will be designed for use by the entire global shipping ecosystem and address the need for greater transparency and simplicity in the movement of goods across borders and trading zones.
Maersk and IBM said that the platform would be designed for use by the entire global shipping ecosystem – not just by Maersk and IBM.