Søren Skou: 2019 looks even more uncertain

CEO Søren Skou thinks Maersk has a problem with earnings. And the rising oil price, an unpredictable US president and lower global growth in 2019 will only counteract the chief executive's important task of increasing operating earnings.

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2019 already looks set to become an even tougher year for Maersk than 2018, in which Maersk did not reach its ambition in terms of transport and logistics earnings.

CEO Søren Skou is quite satisfied with the development in revenue in the past year, meaning the number of containers the carrier, including its Hamburg Süd acquisition, has transported on the oceans. He also thinks the extensive task of streamlining Maersk, by divesting the oil business and transforming the company into a pure play logistics business within a few years, is going according to plan.

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