Maersk company has halved staff, closed two factories and focused the business: "These were not easy decisions"

With Sean Fitzgerald at the helm, Maersk Container Industry has closed two factories, more than halved its staff and phased out dry containers. The CEO now reports of a full factory for the coming months and a strong reefer market in an interview with ShippingWatch. The company was recently rumored as a possible sales asset.

In 2018, Sean Fitzgerald took over as new CEO of Maersk Container Industry. Since then, the company has undergone extensive changes. | Photo: Maersk Container Industry

Three years after Sean Fitzgerald took over as CEO of Maersk Container Industry and launched far-reaching cuts in Maersk's container division, the business of manufacturing new refrigerated containers is currently operating full steam ahead.

The so-called reefers are currently Maersk Container Industry's core product, as the result of a major change, which has offered two noteworthy factory closures, a farewell to more than half of the employees and a phasing out of dry containers, leaving remaining activities to designing, producing and servicing refrigerated containers.

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