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A.P. Moller - Maersk Group (Mærsk)

Brief description:

The A.P. Moller - Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate. They operate in some 130 countries and have a workforce of some 120,000 employees. Mærsk is one of the world’s largest shipping companies, and are involved in a wide range of activities in the energy, logistics, retail and manufacturing industries.

The Group was founded by Arnold Peter Møller in 1904. Following Arnold Peter Møller’s death in 1965, his son, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, assumed leadership of the group, which has grown into a major international business.

Areas that Maers work in

Container shipping & related

Maersk Line:
The Maersk Line fleet comprises more than 500 vessels and a number of containers corresponding to more than 1,900,000 TEU*, we ensure reliable and comprehensive worldwide coverage. *Twenty foot Equivalent Unit – a 20 foot long container

Damco is one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management services. They have, for more than 20 years, been providing their customers with transportation and logistics solutions Worldwide.

Maersk Container Industry:
A global supplier of Cargo Trans-portation Equipment to a large group of leading shipping lines and leasing companies.

Safmarine Container Lines NV is a Belgian shipping company, based in Antwerp and specialising in sea transportation of cargoes between Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent as well as operating in other trades.

MCC Transport:
An Intra-Asia carrier delivering containerised cargo through an extensive feeder network and a customer-focused team of professionals.

Tankers, Offshore & related

Maersk Tankers:
Maersk Tankers owns and operates a large fleet of crude oil carriers, product tankers, and gas carriers.
They started up in 1928, and have been expanding and improving their fleet since. Today, the Maersk Tankers fleet is one of the largest, most modern and most diversified independent fleets in the world.

Maersk Drilling:
Established in 1972. The fleet consists of deepwater semi-submersibles, drilling barges and jack-up rigs including the world’s largest and most advanced harsh environment jack-ups.

Maersk FPOs:
Established in 1995 as Maersk Contractors, they offer custom-made field development solutions for oil companies. Their fleet counts three FPSOs (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessels) and one FGSO (Floating Gas, Storage and Offloading vessel).

Maersk Supply Services:
Serves the offshore industry with over 60 vessels. The worldwide services include subsea support, transport of equipment to drilling rigs and production units, anchor handling in ultra deep water, mooring installations and towage of offshore structures, drilling rigs and barges.

Maersk LNG:
With a presence in LNG shipping since 1974, Maersk LNG has established substantial operational experience in owning and operating LNG carriers to provide a safe and reliable shipping solution.

Oil & Gas activities

Maersk Oil:
Established in 1962.
Maersk Oil is a midsize international oil and gas company operating an oil production of about 600,000 barrels per day and a gas production of up to some 1,000 million cubic feet per day. The company has a net equity production exceeding 500,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day from fields in the Danish and British part of the North Sea, offshore Qatar, in Algeria and in Kazakhstan. Activities are ongoing in,  among others, the Danish, British and Norwegian sectors of the North Sea, Qatar, Algeria, Angola, Kazakhstan, Oman, Brazil and the US Gulf of Mexico.

Environmental goals

From Maersk Environment Policy:"
* Minimizing the environmental impact of our business through constant care – careful use of resources, optimization of operations, and handling of waste streams.
* Continually striving for improvements in our environmental performance and pollution prevention across all our activities. This involves openness, environmental awareness, and the application of environmentally-friendly technologies.

Our objectives:
It is Maersk Oil’s objective to identify, control, and minimize emissions, discharges, and wastes from exploration and production activities.

Offshore oil and gas production can affect the environment in various ways; for example, offshore energy requirements are normally provided by the combustion of natural gas, which results in emissions to the atmosphere. Another example is the water, produced with oil and gas, which is discharged to sea after cleaning.

Dedicated Carbon and Climate Department
Maersk Oil has established a Carbon and Climate Department to focus in particular on solutions that improve energy efficiency and mitigate the effects of carbon emissions, including carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects.

Environmental consciousness and business opportunities:
We support initiatives that promote environmental responsibility. In addition to complying with environmental legislation, we will strive to do more where it makes sense, recognising that individual contributions make a difference."

Latest news

Maersk has big hopes for CO2 transfer:
The tanker division of shipping giant Maersk says it sees great promise in the transport of CO2 from power stations to undersea sequestration sites.

Maersk Tankers – a pioneer in CO2 shipping:
Maersk Tankers is working on projects involving CO2 shipping from one hub to another as well as projects involving CO2 shipping from one hub to an offshore storage location. Maersk Tankers has formulated an integrated CO2 transport and offshore storage offering together with Maersk Oil which the companies believe can provide a cost effective, off the shelf solution, particularly during the startup phase of CCS.
The company is currently working on different projects investigating the interface between CO2 shipping and offshore offloading of CO2 for storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) purposes.