News updates on global shipping

News updates on global shipping

Following important events have taken place in global shipping arena during the year 2013/14/15 and have become news headlines. The news have been arranged in descending order on the basis of date of post i.e the latest news will be on the top.

The biggest MSC cargo vessel ever built
16 December, 2014

The first Tripple-E container vessel of Maersk line named “Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller” delivered in June 2013, is no longer considered as the largest container vessel in the world. A new record has been created by the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), as they are going to launch the world’s largest new-built container vessel ‘MSC Oscar’ having container carrying capacity of 19244 TEUS, in their fleet by January, 2015. This exciting news was declared by the Company on December 16, 2014. It is an epoch-making event in the history of world maritime transportation industry.   Read More

“The CMA CGM LITANI”(10622TEUs) enters into the CMA CGM fleet by 2016
09 December, 2014
It is a good news for the shipping industry as well as  all related stakeholder  that CMA CGM shipping line along with  two other parties are going to add a new container vessel of 10622 TEUs capacity named “The CMA CGM  LITANI” to its present fleet by the third quarter of 2016. This procurement would be the third vessel out of total procurement target of 28 series of vessels within the capacity from 9400 TEUs to 10900 TEUs. It is worthwhile to mention here that the 1st vessel of the series named “The CMA CGM DANUBE” was delivered on last June, 2014. The delivery of the 2nd vessel named “The CMA CGM LITANI” was accomplished on December 03 and sailed from Chinese shipyard on December 06, 2014 respectively.   Read More

Maersk Line is Lloyd's List's Company of the Year
14  October 2013

Lloyd’s list declared Maersk Line as the Company of the Year 2013. On 1 October, Lloyds honoured Maersk line by presenting annual awards to Mr. David Brown, Sales Director of Maersk line, Great Britain, in a ceremony held at the Lancaster Hotel in London, in recognition of their achievements in the global maritime industry.

News posted on  12 September, 2013
Danish Government has recognized the outstanding performance of Maersk Line in supporting their export trade for decades and incorporated their name as “Borne global” to serve the interest of 30 leading export-oriented Danish Companies, who have been recently selected as “Export Canon” of the country. This decisive step of the government would open up new horizon to move the country towards sustained growth and development.

18 July 2013
The outstanding shipping services rendered by the Maersk Line all over the world, has witnessed another milestone of success, as Maersk (China) Shipping Company Ltd, bagged 3 awards at the 10th ‘China  Freight Industry  Award Ceremony’ held on 25th June 2013 at Shanghai.   Read More

15 July 2013
A memorable event happened on 15th July 2013 in the history of maritime industry. On this day, the first largest ship of the world named “Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller” under Triple-E  category, has commenced her maiden voyage from Busan of South Korea. The most experienced and highly professional crew members have been chosen from the Maersk Line, to man the ship who can shoulder the challenging responsibility of running the ship with utmost efficiency and reliability. The ship can accommodate 34 crew members. But there will be approximately 22 persons in the ship during her regular service.

Sorting out the network
02 July, 2013
Maersk Line has deployed recently world’s largest container ship in shipping trade. The vessel  is named as “Triple E” because it is specially designed for ‘Efficiency, Economy of Scale, and Environmentally improved’.
The Triple-E is a huge ship, designed specifically to sail from Asia to North Europe, the busiest and longest route in the world, where economies of scale and fuel efficiency matter the most. But with a worldwide fleet, how does Maersk Line decide which ships to deploy on which routes? Now Maersk Line is working to manage and rearrange its shipping network that suits customers and trade requirements.   Read more
27 June 2013
Maersk Line won the ‘Environment Protection Award’ at the 2013 Seatrade Asia Awards ceremony, held on 21 June, in Hong Kong.

Cliff Chow, General Manager for Sales at Maersk Line South China, accepted the award on behalf of Maersk Line. “It is a great honour for us, which again demonstrates that our continuous efforts to reduce environment footprint has been recognised by the industry and by customers,” said Chow. ”We will continue to improve our energy efficiency and contribute to drive the industry-wide change with a strong sustainability profile.”

Held at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hong Kong, the Award function was a night of celebration. Clients and business partners joined hundreds of top shipping executives to reward outstanding performances at the region's finest shipping event.  Read more

18 June 2013
Maersk Line, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. and CMA CGM have in principle agreed to establish a long-term operational alliance on East – West trades, called the P3 Network. The aim is to improve and optimise operations and service offerings.  Read more

17 June 2013
Maersk Line’s newest vessel, the first of the Triple-E series, was named Friday morning in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. It bears the name of the late owner of the company, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, who passed away last year at the age of 98. Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, the youngest daughter of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, had the honor of naming the vessel at the above official naming ceremony.   Read more

11 June 2013

Maersk Line stood out among more than 10 nominees, taking home the “Best Global Shipping Line” and the “Best Shipping Line - Asia-Europe” Awards at the 27th Annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA), held on 9 May 2013, in Beijing.

Jens Eskelund, Managing Director of Maersk China Limited, who accepted the awards on behalf of Maersk Line shares, “It’s a great honour for Maersk Line to be recognised again by the industry and by our customers. The awards show that our continuous efforts to improve on our product and services are paying off. Our employees have been working hard to bring us to where we are today, so these are very welcome awards.”
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