Our history


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Maersk Line 90 years

Today, Maersk Line and its brands MCC Transport, Safmarine, Seago Line, Sealand and Hamburg Süd connects the world and enable trade for manufacturers and shippers. The world has become a village in the sense that products from anywhere can be sold everywhere; low-cost and efficient transport is the key.

It all started with one route and monthly departures…

Four generations of the Møller family


Peter Mærsk Møller

Captain Peter Mærsk Møller took part in one of the most significant changes in shipping: the move from sail to steam in the late 1800’s.

A.P. Møller

A.P. Møller (1876-1965) and his father Captain Peter Mærsk Møller founded what would become A.P. Moller – Maersk in 1904. Prior to this, A.P. Møller had worked in Denmark, England, Germany and Russia.

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller

Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (1913-2012) was a leader in the global shipping industry for more than half a century and played a significant role in the growth and development A.P. Moller - Maersk.

Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla

Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla was born in 1948 as the youngest daughter of Emma and Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller. When her father passed away in 2012, she assumed chairmanship of the family foundations.

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