New Maersk setup could put independence at stake

That Maersk Line and APM Terminals are completely independent of one another – a factor often stressed by Maersk Group itself – is now being questioned due to the new strategy. APM Terminals CEO Morten Engelstoft has started the task of calming down nervous customers.


The new and stronger ties between Maersk Line and terminal operator APM Terminals has made rivaling container carriers nervous.

As ShippingWatch reported in August, carriers fear that the increasing intimacy between Maersk Line and APM Terminals will make the port company favor Maersk Group's own container carrier.

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