Maersk Celebrates 120 Years of Shipping Legacy


  • Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller – Maersk marks its 120th anniversary, commemorating its journey from its origins in Svendborg, Denmark, to a global transportation leader.
  • The company reflects on significant milestones such as entering liner shipping in 1928 and introducing its first large methanol-enabled vessel in 2024.

Today, Danish shipping company A.P. Moller – Maersk celebrates its 120th anniversary, marking a significant milestone in its storied history. From its modest beginnings in Svendborg, Denmark, Maersk has grown into a global leader in transportation and logistics.

Company’s Heritage

Maersk historian Henning Morgen provided a glimpse into the company’s rich heritage, showcasing key artifacts and milestones that have defined Maersk’s journey over the years. The company first entered the liner shipping industry in 1928, and in 2024, it introduced its first large methanol-enabled vessel, demonstrating its commitment to innovation and sustainability.

Maersk’s history is a testament to its ability to adapt and evolve in the ever-changing landscape of the shipping industry. The company’s enduring legacy continues to shape the future of global transportation and logistics.

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Source: Container News