History

Soon after Germany invaded Denmark during World War II, Mr. Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller relocated to New York to lead Maersk operations. Later, he set up a legal entity in the U.S. in case he had to flee Denmark once again. In 1947, after the war ended, he created an American corporation based in Delaware known as Maersk Line, Limited (MLL).

But it was not until 1983 that MLL operations really began, when the company won its first government contract to convert and operate five Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS). Since then, MLL has managed and operated more than 110 vessels of varying types and sizes for its customers.

MLL is a business within the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, which engages in a wide range of activities in energy, logistics, retail and manufacturing. MLL’s unique position as a ship owner and operator allows us access to a global network and some of the latest innovations in the transportation industry.

Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller

1947

Mr. Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller created an American corporation based in Delaware known as Maersk Line, Limited (MLL).

Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS)

1983

MLL operations began when awarded its first government contract for the conversion and operation of five Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command

MAERSK CONSTELLATION

1988

MLL reflagged the MAERSK CONSTELLATION, a multi-purpose vessel

Special Mission Ships

1989

MLL won a contract for the management of five Special Mission Ships

Special Mission Ships with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command

1990

MLL won a contract for 13 additional Special Mission Ships with the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command for a total of 18

U.S. Maritime Administration for the operation of two Ready Reserve Fleet ships

1992

MLL won a contract with U.S. Maritime Administration for the operation of two Ready Reserve Fleet ships

1995 - MLL reflagged two A-Class ships

1995

MLL reflagged two A-Class ships

1995 - contract for the management of Special Mission Ships

1995

MLL won recompete contract for the management of Special Mission Ships

1996 - Maritime Security Program slots

1996

MLL’s four liner vessels were awarded Maritime Security Program slots

1997 -  contract for eight large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) vessels

1997

MLL won a contract for eight large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) vessels

1999 - MLL time chartered 19 ex-Sea-Land vessels

1999

MLL time chartered 19 ex-Sea-Land vessels

2000 - MLL won an AMMO contract for two vessels

2000

MLL won an AMMO contract for two vessels

2000 - contract for the management of Special Mission Ships

2000

MLL won recompete contract for the management of Special Mission Ships

2002 - MAERSK RHODE ISLAND

2002

MLL added the MAERSK RHODE ISLAND, a tanker to its fleet

2002 - G-Class vessels

2002

MLL replaced four vessels with four legacy G-Class vessels

2002 - recompete contract for the LMSR

2002

MLL won a recompete contract for the LMSR

2005 - Sea-Land

2005

Integration of Sea-Land and the out flag of 11 vessels and 7 as replacements

2005 - Fast Sealift Ships

2005

MLL won a contract for eight Fast Sealift Ships

2005 - Special Mission Ships

2005

MLL won recompete contract for the management of Special Mission Ships

2006 - technical management of fourteen foreign flag vessels

2006

MLL was awarded a contract for the technical management of fourteen foreign flag vessels

2007 - MLL acquired Farrell Lines, Inc.

2007

MLL acquired Farrell Lines, Inc.

2008 - MAERSK TEXAS and TENNESSEE

2008

MLL added two multi-purpose ships to its fleet; the MAERSK TEXAS and TENNESSEE

2008 - replaced the MAERSK NEBRASKA and NEVADA with two roll-on/roll-off vessels

2008

MLL replaced the MAERSK NEBRASKA and NEVADA with two roll-on/roll-off vessels

2008 - MAERSK MICHIGAN

2008

MLL added the MAERSK MICHIGAN, a tanker to its fleet

2009 - modern container ships

2009

MLL recapitalized its fleet with nine modern container ships

2009 - COSIS maintenance contract

2009

MLL was awarded the COSIS maintenance contract for the U.S. Army Watercraft in Yokohama, Japan by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command

2010 - Farrell Lines

2010

MLL revitalized the Farrell Lines brand, a U.S. flag roll-on, roll-off carrier and added two new ships to its fleet, the ALLIANCE BEAUMONT and the ALLIANCE CHARLESTON

2010 - BRO HAWAII

2010

MLL introduced its third U.S. flag tanker, the BRO HAWAII

2011 - USNS WHEAT and USNS STOCKHAM

2011

MLL was awarded a contract for 2 Maritime Prepositioning Force vessels: USNS WHEAT and USNS STOCKHAM

2011 - Maersk Peary

2011

MLL introduced its fourth U.S. flag tanker, MAERSK PEARY. The ice-classed tanker is named after Admiral Robert Peary, the 20th century Arctic explorer.

2011 - breakbulk and project cargo shipping

2011

MLL and Rickmers-Linie partnered to provide breakbulk and project cargo shipping using two new multi-purpose vessels that operate under the U.S. flag.

2012 - 3PSC

2012

MLL acquired 3PSC, a small business that provided services to operate and maintain ships. MLL integrated all 3PSC operations into the Norfolk, VA headquarters and took over 3PSC’s contract for the operation and maintenance of special mission ships owned by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

2013 - MLL celebrates 30 years of service.

2013

MLL celebrates 30 years of service.