MAERSK LINE-The World Largest Container Shipping Firm

Sep 10, 2021


A.P. Møller-Mærsk AS.jpg


Maersk Line ( Full name: A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S)is one of the world's largest container shipping line and vessel operators. Maersk Group is mainly active in ocean and inland freight transportation (Container fleet) and energy (offshore oil extraction and transportation) as the central business core. The company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with subsidiaries and offices across 130 countries and around 83,000 employees worldwide in 2020.


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 Company Name                        Maersk


 Company Logo

              Maersk Logo.png

Founded

1904; 117 years ago

Founders

              Peter Mærsk Møller

                Arnold Peter Møller 

Headquarters

           1631498050848674.png CopenhagenDenmark 

Industry 

Freight Transport & Energy

Total TEU

 4.1 million

Vessels

713

Market Share

16.90%

Revenue

US$39.7 billion (2020)

Website

www.maersk.com


















Table of Contents:

1. History of Maersk

2. Main Business Overview

3. Notable Activities of Maersk

4. Shipping Routes from China













MAERSK Line- Company History

Maersk Line started as a shipping company called Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg, founded in 1904 by the captain Peter Mærsk-Møller and his son Arnold Peter Møller. Maersk's business, in addition to the shipping business, shipyards, container yards, oil prospecting, and airlines (Maersk Air) have also been established. In 2005, Maersk acquired P&O Nedlloyd. 


Maersk and CMA-CGM of France and Mediterranean Shipping (MSC) of Switzerland formed the P3 Alliance in 2014.On December 1, 2016, Maersk Line and Oetker Group reached an agreement under which Maersk will acquire the seventh-largest container shipping company globally, Hamburg Süd, Germany, and Hamburg Süd in the world for 3.7 billion euros. It has more than 250 offices and 5960 employees. It owns brands such as Hamburg's South American Shipping Company, Chile National Shipping Company (CCNI) and Brazil Aliança Shipping Company.


A.P. Moller- The founder of Maersk.jpg






MAERSK LINE- Main Business Segments

A.P. Moller–Maersk is structured into two main business segments:Transport & Logistics and Energy. In this article, we will primarily introduce Maersk's ocean transportation business.


1. Transport & Logistics

Maersk consists of Maersk LineAPN terminalsDAMCOSvitzer and Maersk Container Industry. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services seamless customer engagement and the superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere all over the world. 

 

Maersk Line is the world's largest container shipping company known for reliable, flexible and eco efficient services. The company operates all over the world and has a fleet of more than 600 ships which sail every major trade lane on the globe. Hamburg Süd, Safmarine, MCC Transport, Segoe line and Sealand support mask line with regional liner and feeder routes services. 

 

In port, many of the world's container lines often dock in terminals operated by APN terminalsAPM terminals provides port and inland infrastructure to drive global commerce. It's currently active in 76 ports and terminals and over 100 inland services locations globally, leveraging more than a century of industry experience to design and build high quality container terminals.

 

DAMCO is a world leading provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. DAMCO's focus is on simplifying complex supply chains and covering efficiency improvements that enable their customers to cut their inventories, reducing operating costs and making significant savings.

 

Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea with a fleet of more than 400 vessels and operations all over the world. Svitzer is the global market leader within towage and emergency-response.

 

Maersk Container Industry develops and manufactures refrigerated containers, dry containers and the star cool refrigeration machine to the intermodal industry including shipping lines, fruit multinationals and leasing companies.




2. Energy

Maersk Oil and Gas: Petroleum extraction is carried out in North Sea, Qatar, Algeria, Kazakhstan and other places, with a daily output of 550,000 barrels of crude oil and 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas; and related projects in Angola, Turkmenistan, Amman, Morocco, Colombia, Brazil and Suriname.

Maersk Tankers: owns and operates more than 180 tankers, including seven huge tankers (VLCC). It can transport crude oil, various refined oil products and natural gas.

Maersk Drilling:It has 24 drilling platforms, including the world's largest technologically advanced jack-up platform, which conducts oil exploration all over the world.

Maersk Supply Service: With 60 marine service vessels of various types, it can provide various ocean-going services such as drilling installation and offshore cable laying.


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3. Other business

Maersk also has other businesses, but the businesses related to transportation consist of Star Air and European Rail.


Star Air: Star Air operates 11 leased Boeing 767 cargo aircraft, primarily engaged in long-term contract flying for United Parcel Service (UPS) in Europe. The Maersk corporate aircraft, a Gulfstream 450, is also operated by Star Air.


European Rail Shuttle B.V.: In August 2013 Freightliner Group announce the acquisition of leading European intermodal rail operator and railway undertaking ERS Railways B.V. from Maersk Line. ERS Railways B.V. is a railway transport company headquartered in Rotterdam, providing cargo transport, mostly ISO shipping containers.


Air Freight-Maersk.jpg







Notable Activities of Maersk Line

In 2006, the largest container ship in the world to that date, the E-class vessel Emma Maersk, was delivered to Maersk Line from Odense Steel Shipyard. Since, seven other sister ships have since been built, and on 21 February 2011 Maersk ordered ten even larger container ships from Daewoo, the Triple E class, each with a capacity of 18,000 containers. The first were delivered in 2013. There was an option for 10–20 more, and in June 2011, Maersk placed a follow-on order for a second batch of ten sister ships (to the same design with the same shipyard)

 

In 2017, the company was one of the main victims of the NotPetya ransom malware attack, which severely disrupted its operation for several months.

 

In 2021, the company bought 8 carbon-neutral ships for £1bn.

In August 2021, Maersk joined the BEC Low-Carbon Charter.


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MAERSK Line -Shipping Routes from China

We selected out some popular shipping routes by Maersk Line from China to Europe, Mediterranean, North America. You could be able to see the time between ports.


1. Shipping from Asia to North Europe

Shipping Route from Asia to North Europe.png


2. Shipping from Asia toMediterranean


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3. Shipping from Asia to North America

Shipping Route from Asia to North America.png


If you want the complete guide to shipping to and from China, find more shipping routes on Maersk.




Final Words

With over 100 years in gloabl shipping service, Maersk Line has grown into the Super Leader today. And when reviewing Maersk Line's developmental history, we found it was so fascinating. It is believed that Maersk will continue to stay ahead in the global shipping chaos.




Sources :

https://www.maersk.com.cn/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maersk



A.P. Møller-Mærsk AS.jpg


Maersk Line ( Full name: A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S)is one of the world's largest container shipping line and vessel operators. Maersk Group is mainly active in ocean and inland freight transportation (Container fleet) and energy (offshore oil extraction and transportation) as the central business core. The company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with subsidiaries and offices across 130 countries and around 83,000 employees worldwide in 2020.


Quickview:

 Company Name                        Maersk


 Company Logo

              Maersk Logo.png

Founded

1904; 117 years ago

Founders

              Peter Mærsk Møller

                Arnold Peter Møller 

Headquarters

           1631498050848674.png CopenhagenDenmark 

Industry 

Freight Transport & Energy

Total TEU

 4.1 million

Vessels

713

Market Share

16.90%

Revenue

US$39.7 billion (2020)

Website

www.maersk.com


















Table of Contents:

1. History of Maersk

2. Main Business Overview

3. Notable Activities of Maersk

4. Shipping Routes from China



















MAERSK Line- Company History

Maersk Line started as a shipping company called Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg, founded in 1904 by the captain Peter Mærsk-Møller and his son Arnold Peter Møller. Maersk's business, in addition to the shipping business, shipyards, container yards, oil prospecting, and airlines (Maersk Air) have also been established. In 2005, Maersk acquired P&O Nedlloyd. 


Maersk and CMA-CGM of France and Mediterranean Shipping (MSC) of Switzerland formed the P3 Alliance in 2014.On December 1, 2016, Maersk Line and Oetker Group reached an agreement under which Maersk will acquire the seventh-largest container shipping company globally, Hamburg Süd, Germany, and Hamburg Süd in the world for 3.7 billion euros. It has more than 250 offices and 5960 employees. It owns brands such as Hamburg's South American Shipping Company, Chile National Shipping Company (CCNI) and Brazil Aliança Shipping Company.


A.P. Moller- The founder of Maersk.jpg









MAERSK LINE- Main Business Segments

A.P. Moller–Maersk is structured into two main business segments:Transport & Logistics and Energy. In this article, we will primarily introduce Maersk's ocean transportation business.


1. Transport & Logistics

Maersk consists of Maersk LineAPN terminalsDAMCOSvitzer and Maersk Container Industry. With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services seamless customer engagement and the superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere all over the world. 

 

Maersk Line is the world's largest container shipping company known for reliable, flexible and eco efficient services. The company operates all over the world and has a fleet of more than 600 ships which sail every major trade lane on the globe. Hamburg Süd, Safmarine, MCC Transport, Segoe line and Sealand support mask line with regional liner and feeder routes services. 

 

In port, many of the world's container lines often dock in terminals operated by APN terminalsAPM terminals provides port and inland infrastructure to drive global commerce. It's currently active in 76 ports and terminals and over 100 inland services locations globally, leveraging more than a century of industry experience to design and build high quality container terminals.

 

DAMCO is a world leading provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. DAMCO's focus is on simplifying complex supply chains and covering efficiency improvements that enable their customers to cut their inventories, reducing operating costs and making significant savings.

 

Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea with a fleet of more than 400 vessels and operations all over the world. Svitzer is the global market leader within towage and emergency-response.

 

Maersk Container Industry develops and manufactures refrigerated containers, dry containers and the star cool refrigeration machine to the intermodal industry including shipping lines, fruit multinationals and leasing companies.




2. Energy

Maersk Oil and Gas: Petroleum extraction is carried out in North Sea, Qatar, Algeria, Kazakhstan and other places, with a daily output of 550,000 barrels of crude oil and 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas; and related projects in Angola, Turkmenistan, Amman, Morocco, Colombia, Brazil and Suriname.

Maersk Tankers: owns and operates more than 180 tankers, including seven huge tankers (VLCC). It can transport crude oil, various refined oil products and natural gas.

Maersk Drilling:It has 24 drilling platforms, including the world's largest technologically advanced jack-up platform, which conducts oil exploration all over the world.

Maersk Supply Service: With 60 marine service vessels of various types, it can provide various ocean-going services such as drilling installation and offshore cable laying.


Maersk Drilling.jpg


3. Other business

Maersk also has other businesses, but the businesses related to transportation consist of Star Air and European Rail.


Star Air: Star Air operates 11 leased Boeing 767 cargo aircraft, primarily engaged in long-term contract flying for United Parcel Service (UPS) in Europe. The Maersk corporate aircraft, a Gulfstream 450, is also operated by Star Air.


European Rail Shuttle B.V.: In August 2013 Freightliner Group announce the acquisition of leading European intermodal rail operator and railway undertaking ERS Railways B.V. from Maersk Line. ERS Railways B.V. is a railway transport company headquartered in Rotterdam, providing cargo transport, mostly ISO shipping containers.


Air Freight-Maersk.jpg








Notable Activities of Maersk Line

In 2006, the largest container ship in the world to that date, the E-class vessel Emma Maersk, was delivered to Maersk Line from Odense Steel Shipyard. Since, seven other sister ships have since been built, and on 21 February 2011 Maersk ordered ten even larger container ships from Daewoo, the Triple E class, each with a capacity of 18,000 containers. The first were delivered in 2013. There was an option for 10–20 more, and in June 2011, Maersk placed a follow-on order for a second batch of ten sister ships (to the same design with the same shipyard)

 

In 2017, the company was one of the main victims of the NotPetya ransom malware attack, which severely disrupted its operation for several months.

 

In 2021, the company bought 8 carbon-neutral ships for £1bn.

In August 2021, Maersk joined the BEC Low-Carbon Charter.


Maersk Ships.jpg







MAERSK Line -Shipping Routes from China

We selected out some popular shipping routes by Maersk Line from China to Europe, Mediterranean, North America. You could be able to see the time between ports.


1. Shipping from Asia to North Europe

Shipping Route from Asia to North Europe.png


2. Shipping from Asia toMediterranean


Shipping-Route-from-Asia-to-Mediterranean.jpg

3. Shipping from Asia to North America

Shipping Route from Asia to North America.png


If you want the complete guide to shipping to and from China, find more shipping routes on Maersk.




Final Words

With over 100 years in gloabl shipping service, Maersk Line has grown into the Super Leader today. And when reviewing Maersk Line's developmental history, we found it was so fascinating. It is believed that Maersk will continue to stay ahead in the global shipping chaos.




Sources :

https://www.maersk.com.cn/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maersk


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