[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Highlights during 118 years of development of Maersk, the second largest container shipping line and vessel operator in the world (1904)


(worldkings.org) A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, also known simply as Maersk (/mɛərsk/), is a Danish shipping company, active in ocean and inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation.

Maersk was the largest container shipping line and vessel operator in the world from 1996 until 2021. The company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with subsidiaries and offices across 130 countries and around 83,000 employees worldwide in 2020.

It is a publicly-traded family business, as the company is controlled by the namesake Møller family through holding companies. In September 2016, Maersk Group announced that it was splitting into two separate divisions: Transport & Logistics, and Energy. In the 2020 Forbes Global 2000, Møller-Maersk was ranked as the 622nd -largest public company in the world.

(WOWTIMES) Maersk’s history and achievements

  • 1904: The company is established
  • 1919: A.P. Møller opened the first office overseas - in New York – under the name of ISMOLCO, short for the Isbrandtsen-Moller Company.
  • 1928: first regular liner service with monthly sailings was initiated
  • 1962: A joint-venture between A.P. Moller, Shell and Gulf was established. The Danish Underground Consortium (DUC) was to assist A.P. Moller, who had no prior experience in the field, with exploration activities and the possible extraction of raw materials from the underground.
  • 1967: Maersk Supply Service was established
  • 1972: The joint venture Dansk Undergrunds Consortium (DUC) made its first find and started production in the Dan-field
  • 1973: The development of the standard container in the mid-1960s initiated a revolution in world trade. Maersk Line acquired its first container ship, the Japanese-built Svendborg Maersk
  • 1991: Maersk Container Industry was established with the purpose of developing and manufacturing containers for the shipping industry. The company’s first dry container plant was established
  • 1993: Maersk opened its own container factory in Denmark. By 1993, it was the largest container line in the world
  • 1996: Maersk was the largest container shipping company in the world
  • 2013: The first Triple-E containership was delivered. It was the largest ship in the world, with its 400 meters in length, a capacity of more than 18.000 twenty-foot containers and 165.000 dead weight tonnage.
  • 2015: Maersk  opened the Maasvlakte II port which runs entirely on power generated by wind turbines and is the world's first terminal with zero carbon emissions.
  • 2021: Maersk joined the BEC Low-Carbon Charter and bought 8 carbon-neutral ships. Maersk had the largest container fleet; it held 17% of the global TEU

According to Wikipedia

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