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To be frank, if you missed Maersk’s first-quarter earnings conference call, you missed a lot.

News & Analysis

Maersk Line logistics.
06 Jun 2018
The new digital product, which commenced global operations in early 2017, is designed to offer instant pricing/booking, cost transparency/cargo tracking, simplified/centralized documentation, and proactive/round-the-clock customer services.
Maersk Line.
03 Jun 2018
Maersk’s first-quarter earnings conference call was not only a report card on the ocean carrier, as important as that is. It was also a summary of the major trends and factors affecting container shipping.
Maersk vessel
09 Feb 2018
Maersk Line sailed to a half a billion profit in 2017, but earnings were dragged down by the cyber attack and rising unit costs.
23 Jan 2018
Exchange participants hope the New York Shipping Exchange will increase visibility and certainty for shippers, which they argue will result in a better end-to-end experience for its customers.
08 Jan 2018
On a percentage basis, 2017 was one of the strongest increases registered since the end of the Great Recession.
29 Dec 2017
A key, new container shipping partnership will commence operations in 2018's first quarter, and it will affect the intra-Asia supply-demand equation.
07 Dec 2017
“If we can harmonize the behavior of the actors in our supply chain and stop working at cross purposes, it will boost American economic growth and competitiveness.”
04 Dec 2017
Four shipping carriers will help steer the New York Shipping Exchange.
27 Nov 2017
New features in the nonprofit database of global container information will help identify containers that have changed hands, been stolen, or are tied up in bankruptcy court.
07 Nov 2017
The terminal operating arm of the Maersk Group said challenging market conditions and industry overcapacity put pressure on profits.
03 Nov 2017
In his new role, Fitzgerald will lead MCI’s 5,000 employees at three container manufacturing sites and a research and development center.
21 Aug 2017
Copenhagen-based Maersk has been seeking to reduce its exposure to the energy market.
16 Aug 2017
After chasing market share during the rate wars of 2016, Maersk Line is now concentrating on maintaining profitability in the recovering market.
16 Aug 2017
Maersk is “quite pleased with growth in the [air cargo] business.”
16 Aug 2017
Maersk Line had a good second quarter and expects this to continue, and not even a possible $300 million third quarter hit from the cyber attack will derail its full-year profit expectations.
14 Aug 2017
The number of top global carriers has fallen since 2014.
09 Aug 2017
US containerized imports are forecast to reach the highest-ever monthly total in August.
18 Jul 2017
APM Terminal (APMT) in the Port of New York and New Jersey says it will have mostly recovered from the cyber attack on Maersk by the end of the week.