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A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company. Connecting and simplifying trade to help customers grow and thrive. With a dedicated team of over 76,000, operating in 130 countries, we go all the way to enable global trade for a growing world.

With simple end-to-end offering of products and digital services, seamless customer engagement and a superior end-to-end delivery network, Maersk enables its customers to trade and grow by transporting goods anywhere – all over the world.


The year was 1904, and the date was the 16th of April when A. P. Moller and his father Peter Maersk Moller established Dampskibsselskabet Svendborg (The Steamship Company Svendborg) in the town of Svendborg. The beginning was quite rough, as they faced difficulty in raising capital, but they managed to raise enough capital to purchase a second-hand steamer on 6th October 1904. The ship was then named after their hometown and the owning company “SVENDBORG”. By 1912 AP Moller established a second shipping company and by 1918 AP Moller acquired enough means to establish the Odense Steel Shipyard on the island of Funen. By 1991 Maersk was known around the globe and the established Maersk Container Industry was established to develop and manufacture containers for the shipping industry.


Maersk India is committed to support the country in unlocking its growth potential, both as a result of its presence as local employer and an enabler of trade through the provision of efficient transportation and logistics service to domestic and multinational manufacturers. Maersk is the world’s largest container shipping company, covering all major trade lanes. It is represented in 55 locations across 28 cities in India with over 17000+ employees. Through its integrated solutions, Maersk is offering end to end logistics solutions to its customers in India which includes landside logistics, warehousing, supply chain management, customs house brokerage, ocean shipping and so on. Through its digitalization efforts, Maersk is also staying ahead of curve by being highly efficient, modernized and offering greater visibility of cargo movement for its customers.

Key facts:

  • 22% of our global employees are Indians
  • One in every five containers moved into or out of India is facilitated by the Maersk
  • Every Maersk job created an additional 29 jobs in India resulting in a total of 300,000 jobs in 2018
  • Maersk Training has skilled more than 15,000 Indians to-date

APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port and integrated inland service networks. APM Terminals is positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability.

  • APM Terminals Mumbai is one of the busiest terminals in the country, handling a record volume of over 2 million twenty-feet equivalent containers (TEUs) every year for the past two years. APM Terminals Pipavav, located in Gujarat, has access to the main shipping lines and immediate access to a rich hinterland and key markets in northwest India.
  • APM Terminals Pipavav currently has a capacity to handle up to 1.35 million TEUs of containers, 4 – 5 million tonnes of dry bulk cargo, 2 million tonnes of liquid cargo and about 250,000 cars per year.

Maersk Global Service Centres (GSC) are the dedicated service centres of Maersk, partnering with the company’s Business Units to identify offshoring opportunities and provide business solutions. Maersk GSC has several offices in India across Chennai, Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore supporting Maersk’s global digital transformation by tapping local talent and partnering with the industry ecosystem. Strategically located in India’s Silicon Valley Bangalore, is also the GSC’s Tech Centre which will be a key enabler in Maersk’s digitalization roadmap by tapping into new technologies and solutions to significantly improve the customer experience opportunities and provide business solutions.

Written by denesof


Abhishek Somany


Chaitanya Ramalingegowda