Robert Uggla on canceled Supply Service sale: Better to wait

Several observers have wondered why the Mærsk family did not step in and buy Maersk Supply Service, as was the case with Maersk Tankers. Speaking to ShippingWatch, heir Robert Mærsk Uggla sheds light on why that was not the case this time.

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A sale to the Mærsk family was not the solution to Maersk's attempt of offloading Maersk Supply Service, as it happened with Maersk Tankers.

Instead, it is better to postpone finding a solution for the offshore carrier, which has been squeezed by underperforming markets since the collapse of the oil price in late-2014, heir Robert Mærsk Uggla tells ShippingWatch at the group's annual general meeting (AGM) Tuesday.

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