Maersk calls for increased military protection in piracy-plagued Gulf of Guinea
Maersk now calls on authorities to launch an "effective military capacity" in the Gulf of Guinea to increase safety for vessels and crews, Maersk's head of safety tells ShippingWatch on the heels of two piracy attacks on Maersk vessels in less than a month.
René Kofod-Olsen is V.Group's fourth CEO in just three years. The many changes have been a distraction and have led to several wrong decisions, he tells ShippingWatch. The mandate from the owner is to future-proof the company, and for this he is willing to make both selections and rejections.
Only 46 percent of Maersk's vessels arrive on time, which is a service level that Maersk, according to CCO Vincent Clerc, is "dismayed by", even if the industry reliability average is only around one in three ships.