Maersk is a publicly traded corporation with some 76,000 shareholders. Our controlling shareholder is the A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, which was set up by the company’s founder in 1953. Maersk shares are traded on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
The company was founded in 1904, when Arnold Peter Møller partnered with his father to purchase a second-hand steamship. Mr A.P. Møller set a course of carefully managed expansion that would eventually see the family business grow into a major player in global shipping and energy.
When Mr A.P. Møller passed away in 1965, his son Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller took charge of the business, piloting the company through a period of steady growth and success. Mr Møller withdrew from day-to-day management in 1993, but continued to serve as chairman of the board until 2003, when Michael Pram Rasmussen assumed the chairmanship.
Today, Maersk is headed by Nils S. Andersen, who took over as the group’s fourth chief executive officer in 2007.
Maersk Line, the global containerized division of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused and reliable ocean transportation services. Our vision, built from a strong heritage of uprightness, constant care, and innovation, has guided our business operations since the first Maersk Line vessel sailed in 1904. By remaining committed to that vision we have expanded our business to become the world’s largest ocean carrier. And we are consistently recognized as the most reliable container shipping company.
The Maersk Global Service Centres (GSC) is the shared service centre of the A.P. Moller – Maersk (APMM) Group and is spread across six sites with the strength of over 11,000 employees. The GSC is responsible for the migration and execution of offshored processes primarily for Maersk Line, however also covering all other Business Units of the APMM Group. The GSC has become an integral partner of the APMM business units and have become extremely successful in doubling its size over the past two years whilst at the same time improving the satisfaction as well as processes of its business partners.