Crew change problems could bring Maersk ships to a standstill

Challenges related to changing crews on ships during the coronavirus pandemic could ultimately make some of Maersk's ships come to a standstill, acknowledges CEO Søren Skou. He also praises Danish authorities' efforts to handle the matter.

Maersk chief executive Søren Skou cannot rule out that some of the shipping company's ships may come to a stand still due to issues with changing crews. | Photo: Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix

The big problems related to bringing stranded seafarers ashore could ultimately make some of Maersk's ships come to a standstill.

This is not an unlikely scenario, says Maersk CEO Søren Skou.

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