Maersk Line (AP Moller - Maersk Group)
Maersk Line is a division of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group that is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Maersk Line is the leading company in Maersk's Liner Business division, which is responsible for Maersk's container shipping operations. Its operations take place on a global scale, with its shipping routes covering Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Africa. As at January 1, 2013, the company had the world's largest fleet of container vessels in terms of total container capacity.
In addition to its container operations, Maersk has a number of other shipping businesses, including Maersk Supply Service, Maersk Tankers, Svitzer and Maersk FPSOs and Maersk LNG.
In other maritime related operations, Maersk also wholly owns Odense Steel Shipyard Group (shipbuilding), and Maersk Container Industry (container manufacturing). It also has minority stakes in DFDS and Leif Hoegh & Co Limited (Hoegh Autoliners), which comprise its involvement in ro-ro shipping.
A.P. Moller - Maersk Group revenues in 2012 totalled DKK342.1bn (US$59.0bn). Maersk Line revenues were DKK157.1bn ($27.1bn).
HistoryMaersk Line was originally a merger of P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk Sealand in 2006.