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Creating Global Opportunities: Maersk Line in Containerisation 1973–2013 Hardcover – 8 May 2014

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  • Hardcover: 469 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (8 May 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107037816
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107037816
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 2.5 x 24.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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'The global shipping industry has been a major driver and enabler underpinning the massive growth in world trade in recent decades. One of the major players in the sector - and one of the most innovative - has been Maersk Line. This fascinating book provides many insights not only into the development of Maersk itself but also the impact that the industry as a whole has had on the way that the world does business.' Dr Martin Christopher, Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics, Cranfield School of Management

'This book is compulsory reading for all who are involved in container liner shipping. Maersk Line is no. 1 in the world, and its strategy is key for shaping this industry. And, this book offers a rare insight in just that - the successful strategy of Maersk Line under the leadership of the legendary Maersk McKinney Moeller.' Professor Dr Peter Lorange, President/CEO, Lorange Institute of Business, Zurich, and former President, IMD, Lausanne

'Many shipping company histories are chronicles laced with ship pictures. But this one goes much, much further. If you want to understand how the world's biggest shipping company got to where it is today, and its struggle to manage a meteoric expansion from 6% market share to 16%, then this book is an Aladdin's cave. The 40-year time series of financial statistics provides a unique quantified framework, against which the strategic and operational development of the company is played out.' Professor Martin Stopford, President, Clarkson Research

'Any attempt to shed light on such a remarkable but reticent company is to be welcomed. The story behind Maersk is certainly a rich one.' Financial Times

'… [this] book is a very valuable source for insight into the inner workings of one of the world's largest shipping companies … [It will] appeal to readers interested in the development of the shipping industry in general, and the growth and transformation of Maersk Line in particular.' Espen Ekberg, Forum Navale

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This book traces the rise to prominence of Maersk Line - the world's leading container operator - putting its extraordinary expansion within the context of the globalisation of trade. With unprecedented access to company archives, interviews and statistical data, it will appeal to students, industry specialists and general business readers.

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Format: Hardcover
It starts almost in 1874 with Captain Peter Mærsk Møller applying for a Master's ticket, and hoofs on through to 2013. How the company was financed, how they selected their routes, how they adapted to the containerisation revolution. Of particular note is their long history of superior communications; right up until the ubiquity of the internet, their own global communications networks left their competitors in the dust. How they commoditised shipping, making it a routine event to know to the hour when your goods would leave and arrive. The breaking up of the shipping lines that they took advantage of, out-competing many of the shipping companies that simply no longer exist. They bought their own ports, their own depots, set up their own education programmes, and ended up the biggest container shippers in the world.

It's not a quick read, but it's got a good set of pictures, plenty of sidebars, and as the decades roll by guest spots from the economist to remind the reader of that decade's major political, social, economic and technological events to set the context. If you want to understand global container shipping, understanding how Maersk became the big player is part of that.

Intermediate level, four hundred pages and definitely a good one. It's quite possible to read this one in bits, picking out chapters of interest, rather than going cover to cover.
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Clarity on one of the most successful maritime companies of the modern era, a must read for maritime professionals.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great history and beautiful book 23 Oct. 2014
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The history of Maersk Line is fantastic. This book is full of very nice photos and graphs creating a good read experience.
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