MSC charters two post-panamax containerships fitted with scrubbers
MSC has agreed new long-term charters for two post-panamax scrubber-fitted containerships with non-operating shipowner Capital Product Partners. By the ...
A “desperate” (according to one Maersk observer) Søren Skou has written a short article on LinkedIn, stating that the “first step in Maersk’s transformation has now been completed”.
“I strongly believe that we now have the building blocks we need to succeed,” the CEO added. But, he noted, in the move towards One Maersk, there was “much work to be done”, with technology and mindset key to the change.
“The software we build will make a significant difference …[and] people will be a crucial element for Maersk’s transformation”.
Some observers, however, are less sure. As one senior source notes on Loadstar Premium today, a “dispassionate look through Søren Skou’s communication barrage” is warranted, as “most of us are at a loss for words for what is happening to the group, as the change of leadership from Niels Smedegaard to Søren was clearly a ‘Maersk Line old guard revamp’, but it has really depressed shareholder value and in the process wasted so much human resources’ goodwill”.