A.P. Moller-Maersk, commonly known as Maersk, is a Danish multinational conglomerate that owns and operates Maersk Line, one of the largest container shipping companies in the world. The company is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. A.P. Moller-Maersk was founded in 1904 and has since grown to become a global leader in shipping, logistics, and energy sectors.
The company was originally founded by Arnold Peter Moller and his father-in-law, Captain Peter Maersk Moller. It has remained a family-controlled business over the years. The Moller family still holds significant influence in the company through the A.P. Moller Holding, which is the majority shareholder in A.P. Moller-Maersk.
A.P. Moller-Maersk operates a diverse range of businesses, including container shipping (Maersk Line), port operations (APM Terminals), logistics services (Maersk Logistics), and oil and gas exploration (Maersk Oil), among others. It is one of the largest and most influential corporations in Denmark and plays a critical role in international trade and shipping worldwide.