The PONU prefix is used by Maersk or A.P. Moller-Maersk Group on their containers. Maersk is a global container shipping conglomerate with head-quarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
They rank in the list of fortune 500 companies listed by Forbes and are the largest company in the container shipping industry. Maersk has their operations in many diversified fields, a detailed study of which is beyond the limited scope of this article.
Infrastructure and services
Maersk Line, one of the Maersk group companies,has a network spread over the world in 135 countries.The Maersk group as a whole employs over 108,000 people globally. It is the largest cargo shipper in the world with a total container capacity in excess of 3.8 million TEU and operates more than 590 ships. Maersk Line is adept at handling standard and non-standard cargo both and makes special arrangements for the secure shipping of special cargo like In Gauge, Out of Gauge and Break Bulk cargo.
A Maersk subsidiary APM Terminals operates container terminals in 36 countries spread across the globe including 155 inland depots in over 57 ports in Europe, America, Middle East, Asia etc. Another significant subsidiaryare Maersk Tankers, which is into the shipping of oil, gas and related products around the world. Their fleet boats currently of 140 carriers for crude, petroleum products, gas and LNG. Another subsidiary Maersk Drilling has 26 drilling rigs worldwide and offers drilling related services to companies globally. Maersk Oil is involved in the production of natural gas around the globe. Their total capacity for oil production is 600,001+ barrels in one single day and 1 billion cubic feet per day for gas. Besides these, Maersk is also involved in retailing through investments in various supermarkets and retail stores. Their other activities include training for specific industries, airlines (Star Air), banking ( 20% shareholder in Danske Bank), rail shuttle (ERS Railways B.V.).
Awards and accolades
Over the years, they have earned recognition for their services from the industry and their customers. A few of the recent ones being the Company of the Year award on the Lloyd’s List, Global Ocean Carrier of the Year award by Containerisation International. These are just a few of the ones they received during the years 2012 and 2013.
How to track
Tracking containers of PONU is easy from below tool.
Here, he can enter his container number, or his booking or document number and run a search by clicking the “Track” button. Registered users have an added benefit of searching on their personal reference number as well.
The India corporate office is in Mumbai, at GanpatRaoKadamMarg, Lower Parel on the 12th floor of building A at the Urmi Estate. The customer can also call this office on the number 33407878 prefixing it with the Mumbai area code 022.