A.P. Moller – Maersk Group (Danish: A.P. Møller – Mærsk Gruppen), also known as Maersk (Danish: Mærsk), is a Danish business conglomerate. A.P. Moller – Maersk Group has activities in a variety of business sectors, primarily within the transportation and energy sectors.
It has been the largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world since 1996.
A.P. Moller – Maersk Group is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with subsidiaries and offices in more than 135 countries worldwide and around 108,000 employees. It ranked 147 on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2010, down from 106 in 2009.
A.P. Moller – Maersk’s activities are organised into several main business segments: Container shipping and related activities; APM Terminals; Tankers, offshore and other shipping activities; Oil and gas activities; Retail activity; and Shipyards, other industrial companies, interest in Danske Bank, etc.
The largest operating unit in A.P. Moller – Maersk by revenue and staff (around 25,000 employees in 2012) is Maersk Line. In 2013 the company described itself as the worlds largest overseas cargo carrier and operated over 600 vessels with 3.8 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) of container capacity.
In 2006, the largest container ship in the world to date, the E-class vessel Emma Maersk, was delivered to Maersk Line from Odense Steel Shipyard. Seven other sisterships have since been built, and on 21 February 2011, Maersk ordered 10 even larger container ships from Daewoo, the Triple E class, each with a capacity of 18,000 containers. The first is to be delivered in 2014. There are options for 10–20 more.
As of February 2010, Maersk had an order book for new ships totalling 857000TEU (including options on the Triple E class); that backlog is larger than the existing fleet of the fourth-largest line, Evergreen Line.
Maersk Line cooperated with the US Navy on testing 7-100% algae biofuel on the Maersk Kalmar in December 2011.
In January or 2012 Søren Skou took over as CEO of Maersk Line from Eivind Kolding. Later that year the company ceased its business in Iran in order to prevent potential damage in the company’s business with Western countries, particularly the US, due to the sanctions regime lead by those countries.
MCC Transport is an Intra-Asia carrier delivering containerised cargo.
Seago Line is a subsidiary shipping line which serves ports with the Mediterranean.
Safmarine is an independently operated shipping company in the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group with roots in Africa. It operates a fleet of more than 40 container vessels and more than 20 MPV’s (Multi Purpose Vessels). [A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S annual report 2008]
The company has five container vessels and four MPV’s on order for delivery in 2009–2011.
Damco is the combined brand of the Maersk Group’s logistics activities previously known as Maersk Logistics and Damco. Damco has 10,800 employees in offices in more than 93 countries and is involved in supply chain management and freight forwarding solutions all over the world.
Maersk Line, Limited
Maersk Line, Limited, is a US-based subsidiary of A.P. Moller – Maersk Group which manages a fleet of US-flag vessels and provides U.S. government agencies and their contractors with transportation and logistics services. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, it manages the world’s largest fleet of US-flag vessels. Beginning with a relatively small number of vessels focused on handling commercial and US Government-subsidised cargoes, MLL’s fleet of vessels engaged in commercial liner services.
The A.P. Moller – Maersk Group owns a 31% stake in Danish shipping company DFDS.
Maersk Container Industry A/S: Container manufacturing with factories in China (Dongguan and Qingdao) and headquarters in Denmark (Tinglev). It was also announced that a new factory in Chile (San Antonio) is under way… >>
Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused and reliable ocean transportation services. Our vision, built from a strong heritage of uprightness, constant care, and innovation, has guided our business operations since the first Maersk Line vessel sailed in 1904.
By remaining committed to that vision we have expanded our business to become the world’s largest ocean carrier. And we are consistently recognized as the most reliable container shipping company… >>
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From straightforward dry boxes to state-of-the-art controlled atmosphere reefers, we have the size and type of container to suit your needs. Our vessels are among the most modern, secure and environmentally friendly to sail the oceans. Your cargo is therefore assured a smooth and safe voyage.
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Maersk Container Industry
Maersk Container Industry AS (MCI) is the container manufacturing unit of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. MCI develops and manufactures dry containers, reefer containers and refrigeration machines. The MCI Group’s headquarters, including R&D and engineering test facilities, are located in Tinglev, Denmark.
In 2012, Maersk Container Industry made about 220,000 dry containers (TEU) in Dongguan, China, and 36,000 reefer containers and 37,000 Star Cool reefer machines in Qingdao, China. MCI’s reefer production will increase in December 2013 when a new USD170 milllion reefer factory opens in San Antonio, Chile. By 2014, MCI is projected to have about 8,000 employees worldwide…. >>
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