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Maersk Line has been named Global Carrier of the Year at the Containerization International Awards 2015. It also took home the Shippers’ Choice award, which is voted for by the global container shipping industry.

Maersk Line was named Global Carrier of the Year after one of its most successful periods to date, with a US $2.3 billion profit for 2014, 55% up on 2013’s result.

This was backed up by a number of innovations, including the 2M vessel sharing agreement (VSA), the ground-breaking Kotahi partnership and the continued rollout of the Customer Charter. It also continued to lead the industry in reliability.

The awards were collected by Rose Coulson, customer service director at Maersk Line UK and Ireland. She said “We had a successful 2014 and these awards are a good way to underline that. It is recognition for the hard work of our employees and the support of our customers and partners throughout the year, and we would also like to thank everyone that voted for us.”

The Containerisation International Awards celebrate the container shipping, ports and logistics industries. Award submissions are examined by a select group of judges, who then decide on the winners.

Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company. As part of the Maersk Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, it operates 610 container vessels providing ocean transportation in all parts of the world. The group includes 7,000 seafarers and 25,000 land-based employees at 374 offices.