|Soren Skou (CEO)|
|Revenue||US$26.19 billion (2013)|
|Owner||A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.|
Number of employees
Maersk Line is the global container division and the largest operating unit of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, a Danish business conglomerate. It is the world's largest container shipping company having customers through 374 offices in 116 countries. It employs approximately 7,000 sea farers and approximately 25,000 land-based people. Maersk Line operates over 600 vessels and has a capacity of 2.6 million TEU. The company was founded in 1928.
As of July 2011 Maersk Line fleet comprises more than 600 vessels and a number of containers corresponding to more than 3.8 million TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent unit)
Seven other sister ships have since been built, and in 2011, Maersk ordered 20 even larger container ships from Daewoo, the Triple E class, each with a capacity of 18,000 containers. The first of these Triple E Class ships was delivered on June 14, 2013 and was christened with the name Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller after the founder of the Maersk Line.
In 2011-12, Maersk Line cooperated with the US Navy on testing 7-100% algae biofuel on the Maersk Kalmar. From 2007-2014, and mainly due to slow steaming, Maersk Line reduced its CO2 emissions by 40% or 11 million tonnes, about the same reduction as the rest of Denmark.
The management board, led by Søren Skou, is responsible for the daily management, and the members are (as of January 2015):
- Søren Skou, Chief Executive Officer
- Stephen Richard Schueler, Chief Commercial Officer
- Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer
- Jakob Stausholm, Chief Strategy, Finance & Transformation Officer
- Vincent Clerc, Chief Trade & Marketing Officer
- Michael Chivers, Head of Human Resources
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Media related to Maersk Line at Wikimedia Commons
- Maersk Line – official site