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A.P. Moller Maersk Group (Danish: A.P.

. Mller Mrsk Gruppen), also known as Maersk (Danish:Mrsk), is a Danish business conglomerate.[2] A.P. Moller Maersk Group has activities in a variety of business sectors, primarily within the transportation and energy sectors. It is the largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world[3] since 1996.[4] A.P. Moller Maersk Group is based in Copenhagen,Denmark,[5] with subsidiaries and offices in more than 135 countries worldwide and around 108,000 employees.[1] It ranked 147 on the Fortune Global 500 list for 2010, down from 106 in 2009.[6]

A.P. Moller Maersk Group started as the shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg, founded by captain Peter Mrsk-Mller and his son Arnold Peter Mller (2 October 1876 - June 1965) in Svendborg, 1904. A.P. Mller had four children, two by each of his two wives Chastine Estelle Roberta

Mc-Kinney and Norwegian-born Pernille Ulrikke Amalie Nielsen. A.P. Mller's second child was Arnold Mrsk McKinney Mller (13 July 1913 - 16 April 2012). In 1939, Mrsk Mc-Kinney Mller became a partner in the company. Following the death of A.P. Mller in June 1965, he became CEOof the company and held this post until 1993, when he was succeeded by Jess Sderberg. Beginning in 1965, Mrsk McKinney Mller also served as company chairman and did not relinquish this position until December 2003 (90 years old), when the chairmanship was taken over by Michael Pram Rasmussen. Mrsk Mc-Kinney Mller was until his death one of the "managing owners" of the company and was chairman of Odense Steel Shipyard until 2 May 2006.

The meaning and origin of the Maersk Group logo

P.M. Mller (1836-1927), who was a deeply religious Christian, attached a blue banner with a whiteseven pointed star on both sides of the black chimney on the steamship Laura when his wife recovered from illness. In a letter to his wife, P.M.

Mller explained in October 1886, "The little star on the chimney is a memory of the night when I prayed for you and asked for a sign: If a star would appear in the gray and cloudy sky, it would mean that the Lord answers prayers". The same star later became the logo for the Maersk Group.

Business areas
A.P. Moller Maersk's activities are organised into four main business segments: Container shipping and related activities; APM Terminals; Tankers, offshore and other shipping activities; Oil and gas activities; Retail activity; and Shipyards, other industrial companies, interest in Danske Bank, etc.

Container shipping and related activities

"Container shipping and related activities" is the largest business area for A.P. Moller Maersk, providing almost half of the group's revenue in 2008. It comprises worldwide container services, logistics

and forwarding solutions and terminal activities under the brand names: Maersk Line, Safmarine and Damco.[8] Since 1996, Mrsk is the largest container shipping company in the world.

Maersk Line
The largest operating unit in A.P. Moller Maersk by revenue and staff (around 22,000 employees) is Maersk Line. Involved in global liner shipping services, Maersk Line operates over 550 vessels and has a capacity of 2.2 million[9] TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units). It is currently the largest container shipping company in the world. Maersk Line took delivery of 26 owned vessel in 2008.[8] In 2006, the largest container ship in the world to date, the E-class vessel Emma Maersk, was delivered to Maersk Line fromOdense Steel Shipyard.[10] Seven other sisterships have since been built, and on 21 February 2011, Maersk ordered 10 even larger container ships from Daewoo, the Triple E class, each with a capacity of 18,000 containers. The first is to be

delivered in 2014. There are options for 10-20 more.[11][12][13] As of February 2010, Maersk had an order book for new ships totalling 857000TEU (including options on the Triple E class); that backlog is larger than the existing fleet of the fourth-largest line, Evergreen Line.[4] Maersk Line is cooperating with the US Navy on testing 7-100% algae biofuel on the Maersk Kalmar in December 2011.[14][15] On December 19, 2011, it was announced that Sren Skou will take over as CEO of Maersk Line fromEivind Kolding, effective from 16 January 2012.

MCC Transport
MCC Transport is an Intra-Asia carrier delivering containerised cargo.

[edit]Safmarine Safmarine is an independently operated shipping company in the A.P. Moller Maersk Group with roots in Africa. It operates a fleet of more than 40 container vessels and more than 20 MPV's (Multi Purpose Vessels). [A.P. Mller Mrsk A/S annual report 2008] The company has five container vessels and four MPV's on order for delivery in 2009-2011.[18] [edit]Damco Damco is the new, combined brand of the A.P. Moller Maersk Group's logistics activities previously known as Maersk Logistics and Damco.[8] Damco is involved in supply chain management and freight forwarding solutions[clarification needed] all over the world. Damco has 10,500 employees in offices in more than 93 countries.[8] [edit]Maersk Line, Limited Maersk Line, Limited, is a US-based subsidiary of A.P. Moller Maersk Group which manages a fleet of US-flag vessels and provides U.S. government

agencies and their contractors with transportation and logistics services. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia,[19] it manages the world's largest fleet of USflag vessels. Beginning with a relatively small number of vessels focused on handling commercial and US Government-subsidised cargoes, MLL's fleet of vessels engaged in commercial liner services. [edit]Other Maersk Container Industry A/S: Container manufacturing with factories in China (Dongguan and Qingdao) and headquarters in Denmark (Tinglev).[2] It was also announced that a new factory in Chile (San Antonio) is under way. Container Inland Services (Includes; Depots, Equipment Repair, Trucking, Container Sales etc.)

APM Terminals
A.P. Moller Maersk's independent APM Terminals business unit with its separate headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, operates

a Global Port, Terminal and Inland Services Network with interests in 56 ports and container terminals in 36 countries on five continents, as well as 155 Inland Services operations in 47 countries. Port and Terminal Operations include:

Maersk International Shipping Education (M.I.S.E.) was the two year management trainee program constituted to develop the future leaders of the A.P. Moller Maersk Group. Each year approximately 450 trainees were enrolled representing more than 80 countries into the M.I.S.E. Programme. Trainees were selected from more than 85,000 applications received each year and underwent an intensive education. The program combined practical and theoretical education across all major divisions of the group with extensive multicultural exposure and international job opportunities within Maersk upon completion. Starting 2009, the M.I.S.E programme has been discontinued and Maersk will begin to operate business specific entry level programmes. In autumn

in 2009 Maersk Line launches a new graduate programme called the Maersk Line Graduate Programme (M.L.G.P)

Europe: Algeciras, Aarhus, Bremerhaven,Gioia Tauro, Gothenburg, Le Havre, Oslo,Portsmouth, Poti, Rotterdam, Zeebrugg e. North America: Charleston (Stevedoring operations), Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, Mobile, Tacoma. South America: Buenos Aires, Itajai, Pecem, Callao Middle East: Aqaba, Bahrain, Salalah, Port Said Asia: Cai Mep, Colombo, Dalian, Guangzhou, Kobe, Laem Chabang, Mumbai, Pipavav, Qingdao,Tanjung Pelepas, Tianjin, Shanghai, Xiamen, Yokohama.

Africa: Abidjan, Apapa, Cotonou, Douala, Luanda, Monrovia, Onne Port, Pointe Noire, Port Elizabeth, Tangier, Tema. New Projects Under Construction: Maasvlakte II Rotterdam, Moin, Santos, Vado,Wilhelmshaven