New sulfur rules made sales skyrocket for Maersk's internal bunker company

Maersk has incorporated its internal bunker firm, Maersk Oil Trading, in its accounting for the core business. The figures reveal that bunker sales skyrocketed in the year's first three months. CFO expects sales to normalize, however.

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The new global sulfur regulation that took effect at the start of the year has made sales skyrocket at Maersk's internal bunker company.

As a novel move, Maersk has opted to include Maersk Oil Trading in its accounting for its core business, Ocean. Previously, Maersk Oil Trading belonged to the segment Manufacturing & Others.

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