Vessels, Rigs, Platforms and Terminals

We take on the world's biggest challenges.


Taking on the world's biggest challenges requires some of the largest and most advanced hardware. From giant vessels that can transport more than 18,000 containers, to drilling rigs that can reach more than 12,000 metres into the earth, to new pioneering technologies in enhanced oil recovery, the Maersk Group has the hardware to get the job done.

Our Fleet

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Did you know that Maersk Line’s vessels travel 50 million nautical miles every year? That’s equivalent to 121 return trips to the Moon. In total, Maersk Line calls 343 ports all around the world. That’s more than 45,000 calls every year. And, every day there are 4 Maersk Line vessels passing through the Suez Canal.

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Innovation through hardware

At Maersk, we invest in innovation at all levels of our organization – whether we are designing eco-friendly container ships, developing sophisticated software or inventing technologies that enable safe drilling.

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Discovery Channel series

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The world's biggest shipbuilders

With legs towering more than 200 metres over the shipyard, the world’s biggest jack-up drilling rig is one of the pieces of Maersk hardware featured in a new Discovery Channel series.

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Triple-E Class

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Designed for efficiency, economy of scale and the environment

The unique Triple-E design, with energy-efficient engines and system that uses exhaust gas to produce extra energy to help propel the ship, makes it unmatched in energy efficiency.

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More stories about Our fleet

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Maersk Peary – Operation Deep Freeze

Unlike most vessels, the Maersk Peary has travelled to one of the world’s most remote and inaccessible destinations: Antarctica. Even though the captain has tried the voyage before, it remains a challenging mission.

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Smart containers listen and talk

By outfitting its fleet of reefer containers with “smart” technology, Maersk Line is reducing risk in customer supply chains and saving itself millions of dollars in costs while representing the cutting edge technology and innovation in shipping.

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Made in China, assembled in Belarus

Chinese car manufacturer, Geely, and Maersk Line are working together to develop a Chinese automobile name, by shipping car parts for assembly overseas.

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Ports and inland infrastructure

APM Terminals main business is moving containers and running ports; the equivalent of an airport moving people. APM Terminals operates in 72 ports and terminals in 69 countries on five continents.
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Apapa terminal in Nigeria

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One of Africa's most efficient

Apapa now handles over 45% of Nigeria’s total container traffic and 50% of all imports, reducing vessel waiting time from 22 days to less than 1 day, facilitating trade, raising productivity, upgrading Nigeria’s technical and operational capabilities.

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Lázaro Cárdenas terminal in Mexico

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Open for business

Improved and enlarged transportation infrastructure capacity is needed to accommodate the import demand of the expanding middle class, along with products destined for manufacturing centres where they are finished and re-exported.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LÁZARO CÁRDENAS TERMINAL IN MEXICO

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More stories about Our ports and terminals

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West Africa’s next generation ports

With a USD 1.5 billion investment announced for a new multi-purpose port in Ghana and progress on similar plans in Nigeria, APM Terminals and its public and private partners are lowering trade costs and supporting employment and economic growth.

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Cutting through congestion in California

APM Terminals Los Angeles produced a record performance in 2015 under tough circumstances. The result underlines the value of mature markets to the Maersk Group.

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Robots running things in Rotterdam

With its remote-controlled cranes, fully automated machines and wind-powered operations, APM Terminals’ Maasvlakte II terminal in the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is setting new standards for the terminal industry.

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Our rigs and drilling ships

Oil and gas are some of the energy sources that power our industrialised global society. 

As the world’s energy needs change, so do the demands for more innovative and sustainable solutions.

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At the forefront of energy technology

Hydrocarbons like oil and natural gas are some of the major fuels that power our industrialised global society.

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Quest for Oil

In a unique online gaming environment, Maersk takes you on a quest for one of today's most indispensable resources – oil.

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How do we find oil and gas?

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XL Enhanced Jack-up Rigs

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The world's biggest jack-up rig

The XL Enhanced rigs incorporate enhanced features to improve efficiency, safety and logistics onboard.

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More stories about Our rigs and drilling ships

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Johan Sverdrup – an oil  symphony in three

Maersk Oil has three projects in the North Sea that can provide resilience in volatile markets, all requiring hefty investments but offering valuable long-term rewards.

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A virtual reality tour offshore

By outfitting its fleet of reefer containers with “smart” technology, Maersk Line is reducing risk in customer supply chains and saving itself millions of dollars in costs while representing the cutting edge technology and innovation in shipping.

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Building the next generation of ships and rigs

Maersk has struck an agreement with Discovery Communications for a new television series that will show the Group’s energy supply chain. It follows a previous series about construction of Triple-E vessels, which reached more than 34 million people.

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