Carriers are still moving closer to seizing the resurfaced opportunities in Iran after most of the sanctions on the country have now been lifted.
And Iran is not the only factor that did not develop quite as the Danish conglomerate might have wished.
Though A.P. Moeller-Maersk is under pressure on some fronts, the week also brought more upbeat news:
The Norwegian oil woes are still raging in full force.
But some Norwegians are still willing to launch new business ventures.
The dry bulk sector also continues its slide to hitherto unknown depths as the Baltic Dry Index slid to a new low at 317 points.
The dry bulk crisis has helped scale back investors' appetite for shipping, a fact noted with grievance by the CEOs of three major tanker playes.