Maersk Line Company History Timeline

1947
Maersk M ller, as well as the company's headquarters, returned to Denmark in 1947.
1951
Yet the company's wartime exile had left its mark, as the company's operations became more and more international in scope, starting with the establishment of a new ship brokering operation, Maersk Company, in the United Kingdom in 1951.
1960
Established in 1960, Norfolkline operated door-to-door logistics services, with an emphasis on frozen products, in Europe, and also operated ferry lines between the United Kingdom and the continent.
Among some good history of the world s largest shipper and a look at the company through the eyes of a 1960 s promotional documentary, the video includes some rare footage of Mr.
1962
1962 The company receives exclusive concession for the exploration and production of Denmark's oil and gas reserves and forms DUC partnership with Texaco and Shell.
1967
The company's oil and gas activities had led it to diversify in other areas as well, such as the formation of Maersk Supply Service, in 1967, providing transportation and other support services for offshore operations.
1968
The company's next diversification move came in 1968, when it acquired Phama-Plast.
1970
1970 The company founds Maersk Air and takes over Odense-Copenhagen and other flight routes.
1985
In 1985, for example, A.P. M ller added to its shipping business with the acquisition of Norfolkline.
1988
1988 The first Panamax container ship is delivered.
1991
The company's own use of containers led it to extend its industrial operations in 1991 with the formation of Maersk Container Industri, a manufacturer of containers for Maersk and other shippers.
1994
By then, Maersk had expanded its oil and gas operation as well, beginning oil production in Qatar in 1994.
1995
That agreement was extended into a global alliance in 1995.
1999
Then, in 1999, the partners announced that Maersk had acquired Sealand, creating a new world shipping leader, Maersk Sealand, with a fleet of more than 250 vessels.
2002
Meanwhile, the company continued to add to its shipping business, acquiring the West African liner business from fellow Danish shipper Torm in 2002.
2007
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2010
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.
2012
In January 2012 S ren Skou took over as CEO of Maersk Line from Eivind Kolding.
The largest operating unit in A.P. Moller Maersk by revenue and staff around 25,000 employees in 2012 is Maersk Line.
2013
In 2013 the company described itself as the world s largest overseas cargo carrier and operated over 600 vessels with 3.8 million Twenty-foot equivalent unit TEU container capacity.
The first were delivered in 2013.
2014
In May 2014 the company lifted its first-quarter net profit to 1.02bn as a result of Maersk Line improving its operations.
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1943
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