Safmarine were formed in 1946 by South African industrialists and American ship owners. The line is represented in more than 130 countries throughout the world, with more than 1,200 sailors selling their services. Safmarine has been headquartered and registered in Antwerp, Belgium, since 1996, when it completed its acquisition of the Belgian container line, CMBT, which in turn had been an outgrowth of CMB. In 1999, Safmarine was bought by the Danish company A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, and Maersk chose to retain the Safmarine brand rather than integrating it wholly into Maersk Sealand. Here we look at some of their older ships courtesy of Don Smith/www.phototransport.com.
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