U.S. Flag Fleet

Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) operates a fleet of varying types of vessels, either in international commercial service or under contract with the U.S. government.

MLL has the largest and most diverse U.S. flag commercial fleet in international trades. Our container and tanker vessels provide unmatched flexibility and capacity to transport cargo for government and commercial customers anywhere in the world. We also offer roll-on/ roll-off vessels through our subsidiary, Farrell Lines. The majority of our ships sail on a weekly schedule but our tankers are available for time and voyage charters. Our vessels use innovative environmental technologies and operating practices to keep our air emissions lower than the container shipping industry average.

In addition, we currently operate, manage and maintain 22 ships for the U.S. government ships in preposition and surge sealift capacities. For more information, visit our Government Ship Management page.

Container Vessels

Our container ships range in capacity from approximately 1,090 TEUs to 6,200 TEUs, allowing us to offer flexible and adaptable service. To fit our customers’ cargo requirements, we can supply containers of all sizes and types.

Weekly service between the U.S., the Middle East, Northern Europe and Asia
container vessel

  • MAERSK ATLANTA
  • MAERSK CAROLINA
  • MAERSK CHICAGO
  • MAERSK COLUMBUS
  • MAERSK DENVER
  • MAERSK DETROIT
  • MAERSK HARTFORD
  • MAERSK IDAHO
  • MAERSK IOWA
  • MAERSK KENTUCKY
  • MAERSK MEMPHIS
  • MAERSK MISSOURI
  • MAERSK MONTANA
  • MAERSK OHIO
  • MAERSK PITTSBURGH
  • MAERSK UTAH
  • MAERSK WISCONSIN
  • SEALAND CHARGER
  • SEALAND COMET
  • SEALAND INTREPID
  • SEALAND LIGHTNING

 

Geared Container Feeder Vessels

container feeder vessel

 

  • MAERSK ALABAMA
  • MAERSK CALIFORNA

 

 

Tankers

MLL currently charters two modern tankers with global trading range. They generally carry clean products but can also carry multi grades, with cargo handling capacity ranging from deep well pumps to conventional aft service bulk transfer pumps.

tanker vessel

 

Roll-on/Roll-off Vessels

Our roll-on/roll-off vessels, built between 2004 and 2008, have adjustable deck configurations to optimize space and maximize militarily useful stowage. The size and the make-up of our ships allow us to carry a variety of vehicles, helicopters and oversized equipment. These vessels operate under our Farrell Lines brand. For more details, please visit www.FarrellLines.com.

roll-on roll-off vessel

 

Maritime Prepositioning Force

Prepositioning Ships

Time charter

MLL’s Ammunition Prepositioning Ships are former container vessels that MLL converted. These ships are on long-term charters to the U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC).

ammunition prepositioning vessel

Government-owned/MLL operated

maritime prepositioning force

MLL will provide personnel and mariners, operational and technical support ashore and afloat, as well as all the equipment, tools, provisions and supplies necessary to operate these vessels worldwide.