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  1. June 18, 2014

    Maersk: all at sea

    How does a rational actor deal with an irrational world? By trying to make it more rational. That, at least, was AP...

  2. May 25, 2014

    Maersk rejects claims of bribery over Brazil shipping contracts

    The Denmark-based Maersk Group has rejected allegations that it bribed an official of Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras to...

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  1. May 21, 2014

    Maersk: naut yet

    Transparency is good. That doesn’t mean you like what you see. For a decade AP Moeller Maersk has fought its image as an...

  2. May 21, 2014

    ‘Creating Global Opportunities’, by Chris Jephson and Henning Morgen

    A humble metal box: meas­uring just 20ft or 40ft by 8ft, the container has changed the world. It help­ed usher in...

  3. May 21, 2014

    Maersk increases its profit guidance

    AP Møller-Maersk raised its profit guidance for both the world’s leading container shipping line and the Danish conglomerate...

  4. January 7, 2014

    Maersk: turning the tanker

    AP Møller-Maersk’s sale of a stake in Denmark’s largest retailer comes with a paradox. There is a lot to like about the...

  5. January 7, 2014

    Maersk to sell stake in Dansk Supermarked to focus on ‘four legs’

    AP Møller-Maersk is selling most of its stake in Denmark’s largest retailer for $3bn as the shipping-to-oil conglomerate...

  6. November 13, 2013

    Maersk hails growth in global trade

    AP Møller-Maersk hailed signs of an uptick in global trade as the Danish conglomerate lifted its profit outlook for this...

  7. October 6, 2013

    Arctic shipping routes still a long-term proposition, says Maersk

    Arctic shipping routes will take at least 10 to 20 years to provide commercial opportunities, according to the chief...

  8. September 16, 2013

    Danske Bank: Great Dane?

    Perhaps it was the poorly received ad campaign featuring Occupy Wall Street protesters, melting ice caps and robots playing...

  9. September 6, 2013

    First Chinese cargo ship nears end of Northeast Passage transit

    The first Chinese cargo ship to transit the Northeast Passage above Russia is nearing the end of her historic voyage. On...

  10. August 21, 2013

    Russia bars Greenpeace’s ‘Arctic Sunrise’ from Northern Sea Route

    Greenpeace has accused Russia of barring the environmental group’s icebreaker from entering an Arctic shipping route that is...

  11. August 16, 2013

    AP Møller-Maersk: smooth sailing

    Thank goodness analysts covering the container shipping sector do not provide shipping forecasts. They predicted heavy...

  12. August 16, 2013

    Maersk uses slower ships to speed profits

    AP Møller-Maersk refused to call a bottom in the container shipping market even as the bellwether for global trade reported...

  13. August 12, 2013

    The Week Ahead: August 12 – August 18

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters. Company...

  14. July 19, 2013

    Week in Review, July 20

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Andrew...

  15. July 17, 2013

    Chief pilots Maersk through turbulence to more even keel

    To take over at the helm of the world’s largest container shipping line after one of the toughest price wars in the sector’s...

  16. July 17, 2013

    Downbeat Maersk Line chief warns of new era in shipping

    The struggling container shipping industry must prepare for a new era that will see growth in demand fall to half the levels...

  17. June 21, 2013

    Companies week in review, June 22

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate people in the news: Domenico...

  18. June 18, 2013

    Reality of the container market sinks in

    A little over 18 months ago Maersk Line was preparing to take on all-comers in the container shipping market by introducing...

  19. June 18, 2013

    Global shipping: all at sea

    There’s always next year. A common theme in reports on the health of the container shipping industry is that a turnround...

  20. June 18, 2013

    ‘Big three’ container shipping groups plan alliance

    The world’s three largest container shipping lines are planning to set up an operational alliance on three of the busiest...

  21. June 13, 2013

    Industrial process

    Within a year of Henry Ford’s introduction of the first modern assembly line at his factory near Detroit in 1913, the system...

  22. May 20, 2013

    Shipping: too much supply

    Overcapacity and weak demand – what would you do? Cutting supply would seem obvious but container shipping lines prefer, it...

  23. May 17, 2013

    Maersk warns on slowing global trade

    AP Møller-Maersk has downgraded its outlook for global trade, warning that demand for container shipping would be lower than...

  24. May 16, 2013

    Europe stocks play catch-up with US

    Wall Street may be getting all the attention as the S&P 500 hits successive record highs. Less noticed is that Europe is not...

  25. April 1, 2013

    Virginia governor mulls port privatisation

    The governor of Virginia is set to decide the future of efforts to privatise some operations of the state’s main port, after...

  26. March 25, 2013

    Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd end talks

    An attempt to create the fourth-largest container shipping company by capacity came unstuck as Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and...

  27. March 14, 2013

    Bolloré logistics arm to ‘unlock Africa’

    Groupe Bolloré, the French conglomerate controlled by eponymous billionaire Vincent Bolloré, plans to expand its logistics...

  28. March 6, 2013

    Battle looms for Brazil’s clogged ports

    Sitting with his friends in the Ecopátio truck park near Brazil’s Santos port, Hélio Alves Fonseca cannot hide his...

  29. February 22, 2013

    Maersk muted on outlook for Asia trade

    AP Møller-Maersk warned of a “bleak” outlook for trade between Asia and Europe and forecast only a modest increase in global...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 17, 2013

    Week ahead, 18-22 February

    A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics, featuring: earnings from Teléfonos de México, Lafarge and Maersk; GDP data from...

  31. February 3, 2013

    Virginia law shows US privatisation challenges

    A political backlash in the US state of Virginia is threatening to derail privatisation proposals for a major port,...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 17, 2012

    Russia's transport assets: moving quickly

    Photo: Bloomberg Russian transport assets have been changing hands at a fast clip as investors bet on steady growth in cargo...

  33. December 4, 2012

    Shipping lines turn to Mexico amid strike

    Shipping lines are diverting to Mexico, slowing vessels down in the Pacific and leaving ships at anchor off southern...

  34. November 18, 2012

    Shipping sector caught in choppy waters

    The last thing the container shipping sector needs when it is plagued by overcapacity and falling freight rates is the...

  35. November 18, 2012

    Maersk to switch away from shipping

    Danish conglomerate AP Møller-Maersk has delivered a damning assessment of the state of the container shipping sector by...

  36. November 18, 2012

    Cut emissions and save millions

    The Carbon Disclosure Project has been one of the most successful investor engagement projects of recent years – from almost...

  37. November 9, 2012

    Maersk heralds container fleet turnround

    AP Møller-Maersk raised its profit guidance for a second consecutive quarter as the rebound continued in its container...

  38. October 30, 2012

    Danske Bank launches rights issue

    Danske Bank is to raise up to DKr7bn ($1.2bn) in a rights issue and cut a further 1,000 jobs as Denmark’s biggest lender...

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