Maersk Line is represented in Ukraine by Maersk Ukraine Ltd.
The agency was founded in 1993. Initially the transportation was arranged through slot-charter agreement, with Ilyichevsk being the only port of service.
In 1995 new operational office in Ilyichevsk was opened, followed by opening of a first dedicated reefer terminal in Ukraine.
In 1998 Maersk Line launched its first owned feeder into Ukraine connecting Ilyichevsk with the corporation’s global routes through the Italian hub-port of Gioia Tauro.
In 1999 A.P. Møller purchased Sea-Land. Maersk Sealand becomes Ukraine’s leading container carrier.
In 2003 new feeder rotation linking both Ilyichevsk and Odessa to the global network was introduced in. In that same year Maersk Logistics opened first Maersk Logistics warehousing contract in Ukraine negotiated.
In 2006 with the purchase of P&O Nedlloyd a new global Maersk Line company was formed.
In May 2007 Maersk Line launched new direct Asia-Black Sea AE3 service with wide coverage of Far East ports.
In 2008 based on the laden volumes shipped to/from Ukraine Maersk Line remains the leader in the Ukrainian market.
In 2009 despite of global economical situation Maersk Line Ukraine saved market share and has been awarded with Golden container award for the first place in the rating of shipping companies engaged in container carriages via ports in Ukraine and with Platinum container award for the first place in the rating of operators for loaded containers carriages via ports of Ukraine.
Today, Maersk Ukraine has over 70 employees representing Maersk Line, Safmarine, Damco.
We provide coverage of Ilyichevsk via weekly F17 feeder Europe – Black Sea service and both Ilyichevsk and Odessa via weekly AE3 direct Asia- Black Sea service.