Maersk Line 1973-2013

EH.Net has just released a review of Creating Global Opportunities: Maersk Line in Containerisation, 1973-2013 by Chris Jephson and Henning Morgen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).

An excerpt:

“The Maersk Line, a division of the Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, was, from 1996 to 2013, the world’s largest container shipping line.  (It was surpassed during 2013 by the Swiss-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (UNCTAD 2013).)  Chris Jephson, a retired senior manager at Maersk Line, and Henning Morgen, the archivist for A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, have written a history of Maersk Line.  It focuses mostly on Maersk Line’s involvement since 1973 in container shipping, those mostly twenty and forty foot long boxes that carry most products in seaborne trade other than the bulk trade.  (Liquid bulk, primarily oil and gas, and dry bulk, primarily iron ore, grain, coal, bauxite, and phosphate rock, are shipped in vessels with large holds for pouring or pumping the cargo in.)”

~EH Net

~Thanks to Jonathan Gifford for this post

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