A.P. Moller - Maersk has a storied past, and we are proud of our long history. Our history is part of our platform for future success and thus intimately linked to our present activities and future goals.
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Maersk’s one hundred years in the USA
The first Maersk company in the United States was established on 7 July 1919 by ship-owner A.P. Møller. One hundred years.
Maersk Line – from one route to a global network
Shipping has been part of trade for thousands of years. Global trade has taken place for hundreds of years. Today, shipping and logistics play a part in everybody’s lives – it is said, that most people own something that has passed through the port of Shanghai.
Refrigerated Containers – Reefers
The seaborne trade of perishable commodities has only kept on growing since the first time a refrigerated cargo of 80 tons of mutton arrived in perfect condition to the port of Le Havre, France in the year 1878. The refrigerated steamer PARAGUAY ‘s successful voyage from Buenos Aires to Le Havre, was to signal the beginning of the seaborne reefer business.