Skou after divestment: Important to maintain focus on the North Sea
CEO Søren Skou states that it was imperative to find a buyer for Maersk Oil, which would maintain the oil company's strong position in the Danish part of the North Sea. Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla says the decision was difficult but the right one.
It was important to find a buyer for Maersk Oil which would maintain the company's strong position in the North Sea, says Maersk Group CEO Søren Skou, following the sale the oil division to French Total.
Hafnia, Torm, Norden and Scorpio Tankers have seen big profits this year in a strong tanker market, which has been highly affected by Russia’s war in Ukraine. The carriers are now sending record-high dividends out to stakeholders.
Demand on the majority of busy container routes is now at its lowest level in three years, an influential analyst bureau reports, saying volumes may continue to plummet beyond the Chinese New Year in February.