Maersk Line

Maersk Line

The world’s largest container shipping company and a customer-focused
leader in reliable, eco-efficient transport

Maersk Line, the global containerised division of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused, reliable ocean transportation services. Our vision, built from a strong heritage of uprightness, constant care, and innovation, has guided our business operations since 1904, when the first Maersk Line vessel sailed. By remaining committed to that vision we have expanded our business to become the world’s largest ocean carrier and are consistently recognized as the most reliable container shipping company*.

Comprehensive Services
Maersk Line is dedicated to provide world-class ocean transportation services to customers with products that range from raw materials to highly sensitive, perishable commodities that require the most sophisticated equipment the industry has to offer.

With dedicated employees in 325 offices across 125 countries and a fleet of more than 600 vessels along with 3.4 million TEU containers, we have the global reach and resources to accommodate our customers’ broad transportation needs. In addition, we also offer a comprehensive intermodal network and extensive feeder connections to provide the depth of coverage our customers require.

Putting customers first
One of our key goals at Maersk Line is to transform the customer experience in the container shipping industry. Working closely with customers, we have launched several major initiatives over the last few years with the aim of making us the easiest shipping line to do business with. Take our range of eBusiness solutions.

These flexible services offer our customers convenient around-the-clock access to online booking, to do cumentation services and to accurate onlineinformation on the position of any given container, anywhere in the world. These services save our customers both time and money.

Reliable, eco-efficient shipping
Reliability is a top priority for Maersk Line. We are consistently ranked as the most reliable carrier among the world’s 20 largest shipping lines by independent third parties*. In addition, we are also leaders in eco-efficiency, which is fast becoming a major differentiator in the container shipping industry.

We are considerably more efficient than the industry average – and this enables our customers to reduce the CO2 footprint of their logistics solutions and supply chains.

Søren Skou, Partner, member of the Executive Board, and CEO of the Maersk Liner Business, of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group

Investment in new innovative vessels
To increase competitiveness and environmental leadership, we have signed a contract for twenty new, innovative container vessels to be called as ‘Triple-E’.
The ‘Triple-E’ vessels (Economy of scale, Efficiency, Environment) will set new standards for size, fuel and cost efficiency as well as reduction of CO2 emissions. The capacity of the new vessels is 18,000 TEU, exceeding the capacity of the world’s largest container vessels currently, Maersk Line’s PS-class vessels of 15,550 TEU. For more information, please visit:

Daily Maersk
Introducing absolute reliability
The shipping industry faces the challenge that one out of two container does not reach its destination on time.
However, with Daily Maersk this changes. With 70 dedicated vessels and port calls throughout the week, Daily Maersk serves the four key ports Asia and three key ports on the Northern Europe route. With Daily Maersk, you are assured of flexibility and reliability in your supply chain. For more information, please visit:

Company highlights

  • More than 100 years of experience in shipping
  • Vessel fleet of more than 600 container ships and 3.4 million TEU containers
  • Unmatched network of 325 offices in 125 countries with around 25,000 employees world-wide
  • Over 100,000 globally satisfied customers
  • We cover ports in almost every country in the world
  • Offer multiple weekly sailings on all our major trades

Key Milestones

  • 1904: Company established
  • 1928: First liner service between US and Asia
  • 1975: First containerised vessels
  • 1993: All liner activities in EacBen Container Line Ltd. acquired
  • 1997: US based Hudd Distribution Services acquired
  • 1999: Safmarine Container Lines (SCL) acquired
  • 1999: Sea-Land acquired
  • 2005: Joining forces with P&O Nedlloyd
  • 2008: A.P. Moller – Maersk gains the certification as Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) by the European Union as one of the first in the industry
  • 2011: Maersk Line places on order the largest vessels in the world: the Triple-E class

Maersk Line

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