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2010s

Drill ships for Maersk Drilling

Maersk Viking, the first drill ship to join the jack-up rigs and semi-submersible rigs in the Maersk Drilling fleet, was delivered.

Maersk Viking, the first drill ship to join the jack-up rigs and semi-submersible rigs in the Maersk Drilling fleet, was delivered.

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First of 20 Triple E ultra large container ships

The latest class of container ship, the Triple E, will go into service as of July 2013

The latest class of container ship, the Triple E, will go into service as of July 2013

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Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller passed away

Still active at the age of 98, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller died on 16 April 2012. The youngest daughter, Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla assumed her father’s position as Chairman of the A.P. Møller Foundation.

Still active at the age of 98, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller died on 16 April 2012. The youngest daughter, Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla assumed her father’s position as Chairman of the A.P. Møller Foundation.

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Milestones from

2009s

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2000s

Shipbuilding ends

Due to the increasingly difficult competitive situation, Odense Steel Shipyard decided to discontinue the shipbuilding activities.

Due to the increasingly difficult competitive situation, Odense Steel Shipyard decided to discontinue the shipbuilding activities.

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Emma Mærsk – a new world record

For the third time in 10 years, Odense Steel Shipyard delivered the world’s largest container vessel – this time with a capacity of more than 15.000 twenty-foot containers. Maersk Line received a total of eight vessels of this size.

For the third time in 10 years, Odense Steel Shipyard delivered the world’s largest container vessel – this time with a capacity of more than 15.000 twenty-foot containers. Maersk Line received a total of eight vessels of this size.

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Activities in the British North Sea

Maersk Oil acquired the majority of Kerr-McGee’s oil and gas interests in the British part of the North Sea. As part of the acquisition, Maersk Oil took over a staff of more than 500.

Maersk Oil acquired the majority of Kerr-McGee’s oil and gas interests in the British part of the North Sea. As part of the acquisition, Maersk Oil took over a staff of more than 500.

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More Liner Activities were Acquired

The A.P. Moller – Maersk Group acquired Royal P&O Nedlloyd N.V. and the activities were integrated in Maersk Sealand (now Maersk Line) and Maersk Logistics (now Damco).

The A.P. Moller – Maersk Group acquired Royal P&O Nedlloyd N.V. and the activities were integrated in Maersk Sealand (now Maersk Line) and Maersk Logistics (now Damco).

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New Name: A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S

The two original companies, Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg og Dampskibsselskabet af 1912 (the Steamship Companies Svendborg and 1912) and their partnerships were merged with Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg as the continuing company with the new name A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S.

The two original companies, Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg og Dampskibsselskabet af 1912 (the Steamship Companies Svendborg and 1912) and their partnerships were merged with Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg as the continuing company with the new name A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S.

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Mærsk Innovator – the largest rig

Maersk Drilling had Mærsk Innovator delivered, the world’s largest and most advanced jack-up drilling rig. The legs are 205 meters tall and make it possible for Mærsk Innovator to operate year round at up to 150 meters depth in the Danish North Sea or elsewhere with similarly harsh weather.

Maersk Drilling had Mærsk Innovator delivered, the world’s largest and most advanced jack-up drilling rig. The legs are 205 meters tall and make it possible for Mærsk Innovator to operate year round at up to 150 meters depth in the Danish North Sea or elsewhere with similarly harsh weather.

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New Chairman of the Board

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller retired as chairman for and member of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S. Mr. Michael Pram Rasmussen was chosen as the new chairman of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller retired as chairman for and member of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S. Mr. Michael Pram Rasmussen was chosen as the new chairman of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S.

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2001 APM Terminals established

Since its entry into containerisation Maersk Line had invested in terminal facilities around the world. The portfolio of terminals was significantly increased with the acquisition of Sea-Land in 1999 and it was decided to establish APM Terminals as an independent business unit in 2001. The company has had its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands, since 2004.

Since its entry into containerisation Maersk Line had invested in terminal facilities around the world. The portfolio of terminals was significantly increased with the acquisition of Sea-Land in 1999 and it was decided to establish APM Terminals as an independent business unit in 2001. The company has had its headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands, since 2004.

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Milestones from

1999s

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1990s

Acquisition of Liner Activities

Safmarine Container Lines was acquired and continued under the brand name Safmarine. Later in the year, Sea-Land Service Inc. was acquired. In that connection, Maersk Line changed name to Maersk Sealand during 2000-2006.

Safmarine Container Lines was acquired and continued under the brand name Safmarine. Later in the year, Sea-Land Service Inc. was acquired. In that connection, Maersk Line changed name to Maersk Sealand during 2000-2006.

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Sovereign Mærsk – a new record

The shipyard’s own world record from the year before was surpassed when Odense Steel Shipyard delivered Sovereign Mærsk with a capacity of more than 6.600 twenty-foot containers to Maersk Line.

The shipyard’s own world record from the year before was surpassed when Odense Steel Shipyard delivered Sovereign Mærsk with a capacity of more than 6.600 twenty-foot containers to Maersk Line.

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Regina Mærsk – a world record

The world’s largest container vessel, Regina Mærsk with a capacity of more than 6.000 twenty-foot containers, was delivered to Maersk Line from Odense Steel Shipyard.

The world’s largest container vessel, Regina Mærsk with a capacity of more than 6.000 twenty-foot containers, was delivered to Maersk Line from Odense Steel Shipyard.

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Danish Oil Production in Qatar

After two years of preparation, Maersk Oil initiated oil production in Qatar.

After two years of preparation, Maersk Oil initiated oil production in Qatar.

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Safety with Double Hull

Eleo Mærsk, the world’s first double hulled supertanker, was delivered from Odense Steel Shipyard.

Eleo Mærsk, the world’s first double hulled supertanker, was delivered from Odense Steel Shipyard.

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Container production in Denmark

Mærsk Container Industri was established in Tinglev, Denmark. Today, production takes place in two modern facilities in China and one in Chile.

Mærsk Container Industri was established in Tinglev, Denmark. Today, production takes place in two modern facilities in China and one in Chile.

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Milestones from

1989s

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1980s

Continued involvement in IBM

Having been a member of the board of directors since 1970, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller became a member of the Advisory Board, IBM Corp., USA, and he remained that until 1993.

Having been a member of the board of directors since 1970, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller became a member of the Advisory Board, IBM Corp., USA, and he remained that until 1993.

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The first gas from the North Sea

The then Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlüter pushed the button, when the joint venture Dansk Undergrunds Consortium (DUC) with Maersk Oil as operator produced the first natural gas from the Tyra field in the Danish North Sea.

The then Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlüter pushed the button, when the joint venture Dansk Undergrunds Consortium (DUC) with Maersk Oil as operator produced the first natural gas from the Tyra field in the Danish North Sea.

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Milestones from

1979s

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1970s

Move to Esplanaden

Having had its main address at Kongens Nytorv 8 since 1915, A.P. Moller – Maersk moved to its new headquarters at Esplanaden, also in central Copenhagen. The original building was designed by Ole Hagen, while the extension from 2005 was designed by Henning Larsen.

Having had its main address at Kongens Nytorv 8 since 1915, A.P. Moller – Maersk moved to its new headquarters at Esplanaden, also in central Copenhagen. The original building was designed by Ole Hagen, while the extension from 2005 was designed by Henning Larsen.

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Tug boats and salvage

SVITZER was established in 1833 and acquired by the A.P. Moller Group in 1979. SVITZER is engaged in specialised marine activities such as harbour,coastal, terminal/LNG, offshore and ocean towage as well as salvage operations, crew-boat and emergency-response services.

SVITZER was established in 1833 and acquired by the A.P. Moller Group in 1979. SVITZER is engaged in specialised marine activities such as harbour,coastal, terminal/LNG, offshore and ocean towage as well as salvage operations, crew-boat and emergency-response services.

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Consolidation of cargo

As containerisation expanded in the 1970’s, the need for optimal utilisation of the container’s space grew (consolidation). This led to the establishment of Mercantile with subsidiaries in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The activities are continued in Maersk Logistics and now Damco.

As containerisation expanded in the 1970’s, the need for optimal utilisation of the container’s space grew (consolidation). This led to the establishment of Mercantile with subsidiaries in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The activities are continued in Maersk Logistics and now Damco.

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Gas agreement in the North Sea

An agreement was entered with the Danish government regarding rights and production of natural gas in the Danish North Sea.

An agreement was entered with the Danish government regarding rights and production of natural gas in the Danish North Sea.

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Container vessels

Maersk Line introduced nine container vessels on the original route, which still connects USA and The Far East. Adrian Mærsk departed from Newark, USA, on 5 September 1975. Learn more about Maersk Line in containerisation here: www.creatingglobalopportunities.com

Maersk Line introduced nine container vessels on the original route, which still connects USA and The Far East. Adrian Mærsk departed from Newark, USA, on 5 September 1975. Learn more about Maersk Line in containerisation here: www.creatingglobalopportunities.com

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First gas tanker in the Maersk fleet

Inge Mærsk, Maersk Tankers’ first gas tanker, was a so-called LPG-tanker; LPG is short for Liguefied Petroleum Gas.

Inge Mærsk, Maersk Tankers’ first gas tanker, was a so-called LPG-tanker; LPG is short for Liguefied Petroleum Gas.

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Maersk Drilling was established

Maersk Drilling was established to own and operate drilling rigs for companies with interests within oil exploration.

Maersk Drilling was established to own and operate drilling rigs for companies with interests within oil exploration.

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The first Danish oil

The joint venture Dansk Undergrunds Consortium (DUC) made its first find and started production in the Dan-field in the summer of 1972. His Royal Highness Prince Henrik opened the stream, when the first oil was transported to shore at the Danish town Stigsnæs on the motor tanker Marie Mærsk.

The joint venture Dansk Undergrunds Consortium (DUC) made its first find and started production in the Dan-field in the summer of 1972. His Royal Highness Prince Henrik opened the stream, when the first oil was transported to shore at the Danish town Stigsnæs on the motor tanker Marie Mærsk.

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Mærsk Data was established

The starting point was the internal IT function; in 1970, Mærsk Data was established to support IT projects and operation within the Group. At the time of the sale to IBM in 2004, Mærsk Data had grown into an international company with more than 3.500 employees and offices around the world.

The starting point was the internal IT function; in 1970, Mærsk Data was established to support IT projects and operation within the Group. At the time of the sale to IBM in 2004, Mærsk Data had grown into an international company with more than 3.500 employees and offices around the world.

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Milestones from

1969s

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1960s

Maersk Air airborne!

Maersk Air started flights in Denmark. Later, the company extended its operation to include international scheduled, charter and cargo services. The activities in Maersk Air were sold in 2005, but Star Air remains a part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.

Maersk Air started flights in Denmark. Later, the company extended its operation to include international scheduled, charter and cargo services. The activities in Maersk Air were sold in 2005, but Star Air remains a part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.

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Work Horses of the Sea

Maersk Supply Service was established in connection with the oil exploration efforts in the Danish part of the North Sea. Today, the fleet of supply vessels that serves the offshore oil and gas industry includes more than 60 purpose-built vessels.

Maersk Supply Service was established in connection with the oil exploration efforts in the Danish part of the North Sea. Today, the fleet of supply vessels that serves the offshore oil and gas industry includes more than 60 purpose-built vessels.

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A.P. Møller died in June 1965

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller became senior partner and chairman of the shipping companies, the shipyard, other companies and the foundations after his father, A.P. Møller’s death on 12 June 1965. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller resigned as CEO in 1993 and retired his chairmanship in most companies in 2003.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller became senior partner and chairman of the shipping companies, the shipyard, other companies and the foundations after his father, A.P. Møller’s death on 12 June 1965. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller resigned as CEO in 1993 and retired his chairmanship in most companies in 2003.

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Concession in Denmark

Mr. A.P. Møller with Aktieselskabet Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg (the Steamship Company Svendborg) and Dampskibsselskabet af 1912 Aktieselskab (the Steamship Company of 1912) was awarded the concession for exploration and extraction of raw materials from Denmark’s underground.

Mr. A.P. Møller with Aktieselskabet Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg (the Steamship Company Svendborg) and Dampskibsselskabet af 1912 Aktieselskab (the Steamship Company of 1912) was awarded the concession for exploration and extraction of raw materials from Denmark’s underground.

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Milestones from

1959s

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1950s

New shipyard at Lindø

Odense Staalskibsværft A/S (Odense Steel Shipyard) opened the Lindø yard, where vessels up to 200.000 tons could be built. In 1969, the docks were extended to a capacity of 650.000 tons and the landmark of the yard, the large portal crane, was constructed.

Odense Staalskibsværft A/S (Odense Steel Shipyard) opened the Lindø yard, where vessels up to 200.000 tons could be built. In 1969, the docks were extended to a capacity of 650.000 tons and the landmark of the yard, the large portal crane, was constructed.

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The A.P. Møller Foundation

The A.P. Møller Foundation was established to ensure a stable ownership of the business activities. Eventually the Foundation became the main shareholder in A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S. See more here: www.investor.maersk.com and www.apmollerfonde.dk

The A.P. Møller Foundation was established to ensure a stable ownership of the business activities. Eventually the Foundation became the main shareholder in A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S. See more here: www.investor.maersk.com and www.apmollerfonde.dk

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Milestones from

1939s

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1930s

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller entered the business

A.P. Møller’s son Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller worked in various shipping and banking companies in Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom before joining his father’s company in 1938. Learn more about Mr. Møller’s career: www.mmm.maersk.com

A.P. Møller’s son Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller worked in various shipping and banking companies in Denmark, Germany, France and the United Kingdom before joining his father’s company in 1938. Learn more about Mr. Møller’s career: www.mmm.maersk.com

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Milestones from

1929s

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1920s

Maersk Line started operations

The first voyage in Maersk Line’s history went from Baltimore, USA, via the Panama Canal and the United States West Coast to Asian ports. That route was the only Maersk Line route until 1947.

The first voyage in Maersk Line’s history went from Baltimore, USA, via the Panama Canal and the United States West Coast to Asian ports. That route was the only Maersk Line route until 1947.

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Tankers in the Maersk Fleet

Taking advantage of the growing demand for oil products, A.P. Møller ordered five tankers to be delivered in 1928. Crude oil tankers would form the core of the Group’s shipping activities until the mid-1970s.

Taking advantage of the growing demand for oil products, A.P. Møller ordered five tankers to be delivered in 1928. Crude oil tankers would form the core of the Group’s shipping activities until the mid-1970s.

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Milestones from

1919s

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1910s

First office abroad

In 1919 A.P. Møller opened the first overseas office - in New York - under name of ISMOLCO, short for the Isbrandtsen-Moller Company. The venture was started with A.P. Møller's cousin, Hans J. Isbrandtsen, who had gained some experience from running a company with shipping and pier administration among its activities.

In 1919 A.P. Møller opened the first overseas office - in New York - under name of ISMOLCO, short for the Isbrandtsen-Moller Company. The venture was started with A.P. Møller's cousin, Hans J. Isbrandtsen, who had gained some experience from running a company with shipping and pier administration among its activities.

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Shipyard near Odense

Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller (Odense Steel Shipyard) was founded and constructed at the Odense canal. The first new buildings were steamers and the first motor vessel was delivered in 1921. Vessels were delivered from this yard until 1966.

Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller (Odense Steel Shipyard) was founded and constructed at the Odense canal. The first new buildings were steamers and the first motor vessel was delivered in 1921. Vessels were delivered from this yard until 1966.

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A.P. Møller founded a new shipping company

Dampskibsselskabet af 1912 Aktieselskab (the Steamship Company of 1912) was founded on 22 August 1912 in Copenhagen.

Dampskibsselskabet af 1912 Aktieselskab (the Steamship Company of 1912) was founded on 22 August 1912 in Copenhagen.

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Milestones from

1909s

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1900s

The first company was established

Aktieselskabet Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg (the Steamship Company Svendborg) was established on 16 April 1904 in the town of Svendborg. The company was initiated by A.P. Møller and his father Peter Mærsk Møller.

Aktieselskabet Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg (the Steamship Company Svendborg) was established on 16 April 1904 in the town of Svendborg. The company was initiated by A.P. Møller and his father Peter Mærsk Møller.

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