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"Svitzer method" could set a precedent at Maersk

While the Maersk conglomerate's towage business Svitzer faces dwindling global trade and weak growth prospects, the fourth generation of the Maersk dynasty was the one to spearhead the merger with US company Crowley. Interesting coincidence, one industry observer points out.

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After a gas explosion on one of Svitzer's tugboats in Qatar killed seven crew members, Robert Mærsk Uggla had one main goal when he was appointed CEO of Svitzer in 2012 – improving security in the organization.

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