This is Maersk's new course after its major executive overhaul

Insight: The new A.P. Moeller-Maersk is taking shape. Over the next two years, oil will be separated from the group, which going forward will focus on shipping-related businesses. Maersk Line will play a dominant part in the new Maersk Group.

Photo: /ritzau/Thomas Borberg/

From being a full-fledged conglomerate dealing in shipping, oil, and retail, A.P. Moeller-Maersk is now putting the finishing touches on a transformation which will turn Denmark's biggest industry player into a more pure-play shipping company.

This is the outcome of the three-month strategy review which the Maersk executive management presented a few weeks ago at a, for Maersk, very rare press conference. So rare in fact that the company had to invest in new large light-blue signs saying "Press Conference" for the day on which the plans for a corporate split were presented to the public.

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