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.
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.
07 Apr 2016
Global container lines operating in Russia that were found guilty of collusion in 2012 and 2013 are appealing the controversial decision of Russia’s Federal Anti-Monopoly Service that threw a shadow on their image in the country.
07 Apr 2016
Wan Hai Lines surpassed Maersk Line as the world’s most profitable container line in 2015, based on operating margins, according to Alphaliner.
04 Apr 2016
Home to some of the world’s largest economies, North America is a critical source of transportation industry traffic and growth. Maersk Line North America President Mike White sat down with JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett at TPM 2016 to discuss the medium-term prospects of this crucial market.
01 Apr 2016
Maersk Line Asia Pacific Chief Executive Robbert Van Trooijen and JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett discuss the international prospects of Chinese manufacturers with a predominantly domestic market, challenges facing the Asia Pacific trade, and 2016’s contract season.
01 Apr 2016
Maersk Line CCO Vincent Clerc sits down with JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett on the sidelines of TPM 2016 to discuss the current state of technology and modernization in the shipping industry, and where the industry needs to go from where it is today.
31 Mar 2016
Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. will add a weekly Panama Canal service linking Asia with the U.S. Gulf ports of Houston and Mobile.
18 Mar 2016
Kakinada Port, India’s new alternative east coast gateway that began container-handling at the end of last year, got its first break from a mainline customer with Maersk Line introducing a direct port call at the minor privately-operated facility as part of what the container line said was "moving closer to shippers and seeking new growth areas."
16 Mar 2016
NileDutch, a specialized West Africa container line, has acquired the Europe to West Africa services and operations of independent Maersk Line subsidiary Safmarine.
07 Mar 2016
The impending shakeup of the membership in three of the four alliances among global container shipping lines will be difficult for beneficial cargo owners over the next year or more, but they may benefit from the changes in the long run, a top Maersk executive said here at the JOC’s 16th annual TPM Conference.