A.P. Moller - Maersk Accident Attorneys

Our Offshore Injury Law Firm Delivers Results

A.P. Moller - Maersk, or just Maersk, was founded in 1904, initially as a steamship company. Today, it is involved in shipping, logistics, oil and gas, and offshore projects around the world. In 2016, its transport and logistics division was made distinct from its energy branch. One of the largest container shipping companies on the planet, A.P. Moller - Maersk transports 12 million containers around the world every year.

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, as of 2019, the Maersk Line had a fleet of 740 ships, with more than 300 ports located around the world. As a whole, Maersk is involved in moving 20% of world trade every single day. In the pursuit of clean energy solutions, A.P. Moller - Maersk christened its first methanol-fueled boxship, the Laura Maersk, in 2023.

A.P. Moller - Maersk in the News

  • In March of 2024, a Maersk-chartered shipping container vessel crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing its collapse
  • In early 2023, a contractor working aboard a Maersk ship in the Port of Los Angeles in California fell to his death. He plummeted approximately 50 feet while performing repairs on the vessel.
  • In 2018, a fire broke out on a Maersk shipping vessel, claiming a crew member's life.
  • In April 2009, the 17,000-ton MV Maersk Alabama was hijacked by pirates off the Somali Coast on its way to Mombasa, Kenya. This was the first time in 200 years that the United States had a ship seized by pirates with U.S. nationals aboard. A movie about the incident was made in 2013, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks.

In November 2009, security aboard the MV Maersk Alabama thwarted another attack by Somali pirates. While the Maersk Alabama was U.S. flagged (and all of Maersk Line, Limited's vessels are U.S. flagged), this is not true of all Maersk Line's vessels. Maersk Line, Limited is the separate, U.S.-based subsidiary of A.P. Moller - Maersk. The company is based in Norfolk, Virginia, and is one of the Department of Defense's primary shipping contractors.

Call Our Maersk Accident Lawyers

As a global corporation, A.P. Moller - Maersk knows how to defend themselves from litigation. Operating dozens of container terminals around the world, Maersk is dedicated to maximizing profit. Unfortunately, that approach can be dangerous for workers. When seamen suffer an injury or accident, offshore employers may attempt to prolong the investigation, using deferral tactics to stretch the weeks into months.

Such tactics force injured workers to go into debt or go without necessary medical care.

Our Maersk accident attorneys have experience litigating against large corporations. We understand their strategies—which means we know how to counter them. Because of our experience fighting against companies like A.P. Moller - Maersk, we have won more than $20 billion on our clients' behalf, helping them reestablish their lives. If you were in an accident while working for Maersk or have a relative who suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries, don't let this company push you around. We are standing by to protect your legal rights and discuss your options with you.

Contact Arnold & Itkin at (888) 346-5024 for a free, confidential consultation with our team.

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