Maersk Group

The Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate and operates in some 130 countries with a workforce of over 89,000 employees. In addition to owning one of the world’s largest shipping companies, Maersk is involved in a wide range of activities in the shipping, logistics, and the oil and gas industries. Maersk's five core businesses can be found below.
Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Svitzer, Maersk Tankers, Maersk Supply Service, DAMCO, Maersk Drilling, Maersk Oil

Maersk to find new chief financial officer

Jakob Stausholm, who currently serves as chief finance, strategy and transformation officer, will be stepping down from the company's executive team at the end of this month. Maersk will thus be looking to hire a new CFO, while IT will be part of CEO Søren Skou's responsibilities going forward.

Former Maersk executives launch ambitious Bitcoin company

Former Maersk executives are establishing a new company that could have a far-reaching impact on the global container industry's billion-dollar transports of empty containers, known as the greybox issue. Read on to learn what the project is about and who is involved.

Maersk believes several problems in Alang are now solved

Improvements at three yards in Alang have been so big, that they now represent a real alternative to China and Turkey, says Maersk CEO Søren Skou. However, the group acknowledges that there is still uncertainty with regard to the marine environment and problems with access to medical aid.

APM Terminals suffers defeat in Guatemala port case

In December 2017, a court in Guatemala decided to terminate the original concession agreement covering major port TCQ, which APM Terminals acquired three years ago. The TCQ acquisition has already cost millions of dollars due to old bribery case from 2012.

Maersk Line needs to find the key to commercial growth

For Maersk Line to maintain its position as global leader, the carrier needs to develop its commercial business, says analyst Lars Jensen. Maersk Line has been unable to keep up with the market for three consecutive quarters, says Jensen.

Maersk has reached square one

Entering 2018, Maersk Group is virtually starting off at square one, as all oil activities have either been divested or amortized. Two crucial events in the coming weeks will set the stage for Maersk version 2.0. ShippingWatch presents an overview.

Largest custom-built feeder vessels to date in the Baltic

In a few days, Maersk is expected to deploy the first vessel from a brand new generation of feeder ships, which will be the largest custom-built vessels to sail in the Baltic. The vessels could radically change the dynamic in North European feeder sailing, reports Alphaliner.

Group split and oil sale were harmful to the Maersk brand

Maersk's public reputation took a hit in 2017, according to a public perception survey among almost 23,000 Danish respondents. The split of the group and the sale of Maersk Oil were both factors, says consultant. Maersk recognizes the conclusion.

This week's top stories on ShippingWatch

Norway's Government Pension Fund Global blacklisted carriers for using beaching yards, the new ECSA chairman presented a notable new proposal, Norden raised its forecast and Maersk established a company with IBM. These were all among this week's top stories on ShippingWatch.

Maersk will now be printing spare parts on board its vessels

Maersk and J. Lauritzen are now looking to really crack the 3D market, and with a new project including several prominent players, carriers are starting to print spare parts on board vessels and rigs. The technology is ready for the maritime sector, the partners say.

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