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.

21 Aug 2017
Copenhagen-based Maersk has been seeking to reduce its exposure to the energy market.
25 Sep 2015
Maersk Line announced it is postponing by a month the implementation of the general rate increase it planned to apply Oct. 1 on the Mediterranean-India trade lane.
18 Sep 2015
An educational trainee who worked his way up to head of customer service at Maersk Line South China will now lead operations at the North China division of the top global container line.
16 Sep 2015
Big container ships are necessary and here to stay, so marine terminals, ocean carriers and cargo interests must cooperate to ensure that logjams at ports, a Maersk Line executive said.
16 Sep 2015
Mundra International Container Terminal, a major gateway for India’s northwestern hinterlands, this week celebrated the first ship call of the Far East-Middle East, or FM3, service, a fixed-day, weekly intra-Asia loop by Maersk Line.
08 Sep 2015
Maersk Line said it will cut about 16 percent of its capacity on the West Central Asia-Europe trade lane by discontinuing a vessel string in response to lower-than-expected volumes.
07 Sep 2015
Gujarat Pipavav Port last received a call from the Maersk Saltoro, reportedly the largest container ship ever to call at the APM Terminals facility on India’s west coast.
04 Sep 2015
Maersk Line is upgrading its Middle East-South Africa-West Africa, or Mesawa, service by adding a direct call at Colombo, Sri Lanka, in an attempt to pick up additional cargo.