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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Hapag-Lloyd's Nachbar Appointed to Industry Board

. Nachbar joins six other Directors, who represent some of the world’s largest container owners, on the Board of the Container Owners Association. The COA Board comprises senior representatives from some of the world’s largest container shipping lines and leasing companies, including: Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, Matson Line, Seaco Global, Triton International and Florens Container Services. 

Klaus Rud Sejling (Photo: Maersk)

Management Changes in Damco

Klaus Rud Sejling, current Head of East West Trades in Maersk Line, has been appointed CEO of Damco with effect from October 1.   Klaus Rud Sejling joined the group in 1997 and has worked in various roles in Maersk Tankers and Maersk Line before joining Maersk Logistics as Branch Manager and later as CCO for Greater China. Most recently, he has been Head of Group Strategy; and COO and CCO of Maersk Tankers, before re-joining Maersk Line as Head of East West Trades in 2014.   Klaus Rud Sejling’s replacement as Head of East West Trades in Maersk Line will be announced at a later stage.

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Maersk Line Names Danet CFO

Pierre Danet, current vice president and regional CFO of Hewlett Packard, Printing and Personal Systems in EMEA, will join Maersk Line on April 7 as chief financial officer (CFO) and be part of the management board of Maersk Line, the company announced today.   Maersk Line’s current chief strategy, finance and transformation officer, Jakob Stausholm, will continue in the role of chief strategy and transformation officer.   As of April 7, Maersk Line’s management board will consist of:  Søren Skou, chief executive officer (CEO) Michael Chivers, chief

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Maersk Line Talent Development is Best in Class

Maersk Line was named the world’s #1 organization for employee development in the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) 2016 BEST Awards at a ceremony held in Washington, D.C.   Central to the win was Maersk Line senior leaders’ commitment to people development and a strong partnership between Human Resources, global functions and project teams in building specialization and functional excellence to drive Maersk Line’s strategy. This includes, among others, building and implementing leadership development, digitization, commercial excellence, customer service and

Ice Navigation Training for Maersk Line Officers

Maersk Line meets Polar Code Deck Officer Training requirements through a series of tailor-made Ice navigation courses by Aboa Mare in Finland   Deck officers and captains from Maersk Line have begun a series of ice navigation training courses at Aboa Mare in Turku, Finland. The first course was taught in July, with the rest scheduled to take place during the second half of 2017.   The courses fulfill the Polar Code training requirements and are designed according to the particular needs of Maersk Line’s navigating officers, taking into account the Baltic Feeder newbuildings that

Maersk Line Names Hahnemann Chief HR Officer

On August 1, 2016, Ulf Hahnemann, current Vice President for Strategic Programs at Mars Inc. will join Maersk Line as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and be part of the management board of Maersk Line.   Maersk Line’s current Chief Human Resources Officer, Michael Chivers, resigned in January 2016 to explore opportunities outside of the Maersk Group. He will leave by the end of May 2016.   As of August 1, 2016, Maersk Line’s management board will consist of Søren Skou, Chief Executive Officer; Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer; Pierre Danet, Chief Financial

Soren Skou (Photo: Maersk)

Skou Replaces Andersen as Maersk CEO

Danish shipping and oil company A. P. Moller-Maersk has appointed Soren Skou, head of its container shipping unit Maersk Line, as new chief executive for the group replacing Nils Smedegaard Andersen who has been in the job since 2007. Soren Skou will remain as CEO of Maersk Line in addition to his position as CEO for the Maersk Group. Andersen will leave the group, Maersk said in a statement. "The Board of Directors has tasked the new management to investigate the strategic and structural options to further increase agility and synergies," it said. Reporting by Teis Jensen

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Maersk Cuts 110 Jobs at HQ

 Danish ocean carrier Maersk Line has begun the process of reducing its workforce as part of the cost cutting plan.   The world's largest ocean carrier is eliminating 110 positions this month at its headquarters in Copenhagen where 1,125 persons worked previously.   Maersk would reduce its landside staff of 23,000 by 17 percent (around 4,000 jobs) by the end of 2017. Maersk has said that it would seek to reduce layoffs through “managing natural attrition.”   The positions are being eliminated as part of a plan announced Nov. 4 that seeks to reduce sales, general

Michael Hansen (Photo: Hempel)

Hansen Joins Hempel as CCO

coatings manufacturer’s executive management board on 1 May, reporting directly to group president and chief executive officer (CEO), Henrik Andersen.   Hansen joins Hempel after 19 years with Maersk, where he most recently held the position of vice president and global head of sales in Maersk Line.   Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Hansen will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: protective, marine (including container and yacht) and decorative

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Maersk Line Slashes Costs, Jobs on Asia-Europe Slowdown

Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company, said on Wednesday it will slash costs, cut staff by almost a fifth and pull out of vessel orders as trade along the busiest routes in the world, from Asia to Europe, slows down.   The business, part of the A.P. Moller-Maersk conglomerate, is a bellwether for global trade and the shipping industry, which is run mainly by unlisted companies not required to make their assessments or financial circumstances public.   The plans come two weeks after A.P. Moller-Maersk cut its 2015 profit forecast by 15 percent, blaming a slowdown in

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Metro Group Maritime Adds Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones has joined Metro Group Maritime, the New York headquartered commercial receivable management, debt recovery and consulting company focused on the maritime and transportation industry.   Jones, formerly with Safmarine, a unit of Maersk Line, has spent the last decade working in the steamship industry. He brings industry-specific knowledge from his last three positions held during the last 10 years: Accounts Receivables Specialist, Account Manager, and Customer Relations Specialist.

Maersk Mc_Kinney Moller (Photo courtesy Maersk)

Maersk Fights to Stay on top as Containership Downturn Deepens

Denmark's Maersk Line is fighting to remain the world's no.1 container shipping carrier as a wave of mergers and acquisitions, particularly in Asia, creates new challengers trying to grab a bigger share of a depressed market. Maersk itself hasn't made a major acquisition for more than a decade but says it might be open to "the right opportunity", although doubters believe such deals risk accumulating ships without securing enough customers. A unit of oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk , the line has a 15 percent share of the overall container market. However, it faces Chinese rivals

Svitzer Names Manager for Middle East & Africa

As of February 1, Mohammed Ahmed is appointed new Regional Manager of Svitzer Middle East & Africa, including the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.   Ahmed has been with the Maersk Group for 11 years, most recently working as Maersk Line Cluster Manager of Africa Horn Cluster in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to this, Mohammed has worked in various commercial roles in East and West Africa, United Arab Emirates as well as in the United Kingdom.   Ahmed is tasked to further accelerate growth of the Svitzer MEA region and will replace Torsten Pedersen, who has been instrumental in

Richard Lidinsky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner (Source: FMC)

Maersk, MSC Win U.S. OK to Launch Shipping Pact

Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), the world's two largest container shippers, won approval from U.S. maritime regulators for a planned vessel sharing pact, bringing it a step closer after a bid for a larger alliance failed. The so-called 2M alliance would see the two carriers pool 185 ships on European, transatlantic and transpacific services, which Maersk Line says would save it $350 million a year. The proposal follows the rejection in June of a larger planned venture involving Maersk, MSC and France's CMA CGM by China's Ministry of Commerce on competition grounds. The tie-up

Dimitrios Bouzoukis (KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Senior Trader

management products, has appointed a new Senior Bunker & Lubricant Trader, Dimitrios Bouzoukis, at its Athens office. Dimitrios, who brings with him over seven years experience of marine fuels and lubricants trading as well as extensive maritime expertise gained with MSC, P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk Line, will also function as team leader in this growing office. Dimitris whose first language is Greek, holds a BSc. in Physics & Science, is also fluent in English, French and Spanish. Jesper Rasmussen, Managing Director of KPI Bridge Oil Athens has been developing his new team since the

Jeff Gaskin (Photo: Aberdeen Harbor Board)

Aberdeen Harbor Names Harbor Master, Marine Manager

of Marine Manager, a position that replaces that of Assistant Harbor Master, which was held by Captain Danny Stroud prior to his retirement. McIntosh joined Aberdeen Harbor in 2013 as a Vessel Traffic Officer, having previously spent almost four years as a Marine Pilot at Clydeport, and eight years at Maersk Line

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Maersk Axe on Jobs

;and we must remain cost-focused to grow in this market.”    The job cuts at Maersk Oil come just a few days after its parent company issued a profit warning, blaming a downturn in world trade.   Parent company A.P. Møller-Maersk on Friday warned that a weaker market for Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping company and a global trade bellwether, would weigh on annual profits.    A.P. Møller-Maersk said underlying group profit would be $3.4 billion (3.1 billion euros) this year rather than the previously forecast $4.0 billion, as income from

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