WATCH: Maersk Line Captain On Leadership

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c008f70zRPU This is Captain Kyaw Khaung, Master aboard the 6,478 TEU Maersk Line ship MV Maersk Sebarok. In this video, Captain Khaung humbly describes what it takes to safely navigate his ship from point A to point B. Are Captain Khaung's points the mark of a good great captain? Let us know sharing your thoughts on social media. … [Read more...]

Maersk Line Enters New Vessel Sharing Agreement with MSC and MOL

Maersk Line announced today it has entered into Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) on the Asia to East Coast of South America trade. 22 vessels will serve two loops between the regions. MSC and Maersk Line will each operate six, 9,000 TEU vessels on Loop 1 and MOL will operate ten vessels of 5,500 TEUs on Loop … [Read more...]

Maersk Line Close to Giant Ultra-Large Containership Order

Triple-E's under construction at the DSME shipyard. File photo: Lappino

SEOUL, May 11 (Reuters) - South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd (DSME) is in talks with a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk for a potential order to build ultra-large container ships, a DSME spokesman said on Monday. DSME is close to winning an order for some 11 container ships of 20,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent units) from Maersk for about $151 million per … [Read more...]

Maersk Insists On Release of Ship and Crew Seized by Iran

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By Sabina Zawadzki COPENHAGEN, April 30 (Reuters) - Danish shipping giant Maersk insisted on Thursday on the release of a vessel and crew seized by Iran but an Iranian Embassy statement said the Maersk Tigris would only be let go once a years-old debt case was settled. The Marshall-Islands flagged Maersk Tigris container ship was detained by Iranian forces in the Strait … [Read more...]

Raw Video: Maersk Iowa Engine Room Fire and Response in Real-time

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Check out this video posted to Youtube showing an engine room fire aboard the Maersk Iowa and the response by the ship's crew in real-time. The only details we know are what we can get from the video: The fire occurred at 13:16 local time on January 10, 2015 approximately 50 miles off the Georgia-Florida border and was believed to have started when the No. 5 cylinder … [Read more...]

Watch: Parking a Triple-E at Felixstowe – Tug’s Perspective

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This two-part series comes to us from Shipping TV's Chris Gosling who was aboard the tug Svitzer Stanford for the maiden call of the Triple-E containership Matz Maersk at the Port of Felixstowe, April 4, 2015. The first video shows the indirect towing maneuver which helps to turn the vessel as it approaches Felixstowe. The second shows the berthing operation. Check it out: … [Read more...]

Maersk Containership Runs Aground Near Antwerp – Photos and Video

MV Sealand Meteor aground near Vlissingen, March 31, 2015. Photo: Willem Evertsz

A Maersk containership ran aground in the Netherlands Tuesday morning as it approached the Antwerp area. Maersk Line spokesperson Michael Storgaard confirmed the grounding of the MV Sealand Meteor and the refloating of the vessel a few hours later at high tide and with the assistance of Svitzer tugs. There were no damages to the hull and no spills. The grounding occurred … [Read more...]