Søren Skou

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Søren Skou says : “Despite weaker market conditions, A. P. Moller – Maersk was able to improve profitability and cash flow. Our cash return was healthy, and we continued the reduction of net interest-bearing debt, leading to a further deleveraging of USD 3.3bn over the year. It gives us a solid starting point for 2020 to further expand our end-to-end offering within container logistics while at the same time managing the market challenges that are obviously out there,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 21, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou explains : “While we still need to improve returns, we delivered solid progress in our financial performance in 2019 while progressing the business transformation, in spite of weak trade growth, ongoing trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainty in many markets,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 21, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “We estimate that right now that factories in China are operating at 50-60% capacity and will be ramping up to around 90% capacity by the first week of March,” External link

afloat Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany to A. P. Moller – Maersk where he will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany to A. P. Moller - Maersk where he will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “A year ago, we integrated our customer-facing roles across the company. We are now ready to accelerate the execution of our strategy through increased commercial and operational integration,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “A year ago, we integrated our customer facing roles across the company. We are now ready to accelerate the execution of our strategy through increased commercial and operational integration,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “A year ago, we integrated our customer facing roles across the company. We are now ready to accelerate the execution of our strategy through increased commercial and operational integration,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “While the global container demand, as expected, was lower in Q3 due to weaker growth in the global economy, A.P.Moller – Maersk continued to improve the operating results. We delivered strong free cash flo-w and a return on invested capital of 6.4% as a result of strong operational performance in Ocean, higher margins in Terminals and solid earnings progress in Logistics & Services,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased with the progress on the transformation of A.P.Moller – Maersk. We are making progress across multiple fronts including our digital transformation and growth in our land-based logistics products and terminals business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Søren Skou ) : “I have worked with Søren for many years, and I appreciate Søren’s many contributions to A.P. Moller – Maersk. He leaves an agile and strong operating organization and we all wish Søren the very best in the future,” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “To take the next big step change towards decarbonization of shipping, a shift in propulsion technologies or a shift to clean fuels is required which implies close collaboration from all parties,” External link

politico-eu Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Energy Agency ) : “Energy efficiency has been an important tool which has helped us reduce CO₂ emissions per container by 41% over the last decade and position ourselves as a leader 10% ahead of the industry average. However, efficiency measures can only keep shipping emissions stable, not eliminate them. To take the next big step change towards decarbonization of shipping, a shift in propulsion technologies or a shift to clean fuels is required which implies close collaboration from all parties. The coalition launched today is a crucial vehicle to make this collaboration happen,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Energy efficiency has been an important tool which has helped us reduce CO2 emissions per container with 41% over the last decade and position ourselves as a leader 10% ahead of the industry average. However, efficiency measures can only keep shipping emissions stable, not eliminate them. To take the next big step change towards decarbonization of shipping, a shift in propulsion technologies or a shift to clean fuels is required which implies close collaboration from all parties. The coalition launched today is a crucial vehicle to make this collaboration happen,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Q2 was a quarter of solid progress. EBITDA was up 17% and cash flow improved 86% year on year, driven by continued recovery in Ocean,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We reaffirm our guidance for 2019, while the macro environment continues to be subject to considerable uncertainties,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Q2 was a quarter of solid progress. EBITDA was up 17% and cash flow improved 86% year on year, driven by continued recovery in Ocean,” External link

marinelink Friday, August 16, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We reaffirm our guidance for 2019, while the macro environment continues to be subject to considerable uncertainties,” External link

marinelink Friday, August 16, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou noted : “The transformation progressed further with an improved cash return on invested capital of 6.9% and synergies of USD 1bn realised earlier than expected. Growth in revenue and gross profit in Logistics & Services still need to improve as we continue to build capabilities within logistics and services,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Drilling Company ) : “With the listing of Maersk Drilling, we will have almost completed the separation of our oil and oil-related businesses, totalling more than USD 12bn worth of separation transactions and can now focus our efforts fully on becoming the global integrator of container logistics,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, July 1, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We had a good start to 2019. In Q1, revenue grew by 2.5%, operating earnings improved by 33% and cash flow from operations doubled to USD 1.5bn. With a strong free cash flow of USD 3.5bn after the sale of the remaining shares in Total SA., we have significantly strengthened our balance sheet. Net interest-bearing debt has been reduced by USD 2.4bn since Q4 and by USD 7.1bn since Q1 2018,” External link

marinelink Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We had a good start to 2019. In Q1, revenue grew by 2.5%, operating earnings improved by 33% and cash flow from operations doubled to USD 1.5bn. With a strong free cash flow of USD 3.5bn after the sale of the remaining shares in Total SA., we have significantly strengthened our balance sheet. Net interest-bearing debt has been reduced by USD 2.4bn since Q4 and by USD 7.1bn since Q1 2018,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 24, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We made good progress on the transformation, where we have completed the separation of the energy businesses, further integrated our organisation and continued to improve our product portfolio. This resulted in a solid cash return on invested capital and delivery of synergies, getting us closer to our target of USD 1bn by end of 2019. Non-Ocean revenue and gross profit in Logistics & Services grew, but needs to accelerate in the coming quarters,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 24, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We reaffirm our guidance for the 2019 results. We are still facing considerable uncertainties from weaker macro numbers as well as the risk from trade tensions and implementation of IMO 2020. In Q1, volumes on trans-Pacific trade between Asia and North America have shown signs of decline and new tariffs can potentially reduce expected growth in global container volumes by up to 1 percentage point” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 24, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : "We are still facing considerable uncertainties," External link

cnbc Friday, May 24, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou added : “We made good progress on the transformation, where we have completed the separation of the energy businesses, further integrated our organisation and continued to improve our product portfolio. This resulted in a solid cash return on invested capital and delivery of synergies, getting us closer to our target of USD 1 billion by end of 2019,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, May 24, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou concluded : “We reaffirm our guidance for the 2019 results. We are still facing considerable uncertainties from weaker macro numbers as well as the risk from trade tensions and implementation of IMO 2020. In Q1, volumes on trans-Pacific trade between Asia and North America have shown signs of decline and new tariffs can potentially reduce expected growth in global container volumes by up to 1 percentage point,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, May 24, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou afirma : “A história da Hamburg Süd e tantas outras que saíram de sua rica herança nos últimos quase 150 anos são exatamente isso. São histórias de Hamburgo e da Hamburg Süd. Os arquivos e os artefatos que contam todas essas histórias devem permanecer onde eles pertencem. Apreciamos os esforços feitos pela família Oetker e pelo Museu Marítimo Internacional para preservar e apresentar a história da empresa e esperamos apoiar os esforços ” External link

brasilalemanhanews Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou afirma : “A história da Hamburg Süd e tantas outras que saíram de sua rica herança nos últimos quase 150 anos são exatamente isso. São histórias de Hamburgo e da Hamburg Süd. Os arquivos e os artefatos que contam todas essas histórias devem permanecer onde eles pertencem. Apreciamos os esforços feitos pela família Oetker e pelo Museu Marítimo Internacional para preservar e apresentar a história da empresa e esperamos apoiar os esforços ” External link

brasilalemanhanews Monday, April 29, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou states : “I have known Claus since 1985. We joined the Executive Board together in 2007 and have been working closely together on the transformation of A.P. Moller Maersk over the last two and a half years. I have truly appreciated our partnership and friendship. Claus embodies the values of A.P. Moller Maersk and is an outstanding leader who has made many significant contributions to the company.,” External link

marinelink Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Although we had a challenging start to 2018, looking at our financial performance, we increased earnings despite significantly higher bunker fuel prices and lower than expected container volume growth in the second half of 2018. However, profitability needs to improve,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “In 2018, we made significant progress in implementing our strategy. With the expected demerger and listing of Maersk Drilling in April, the separation of our Energy-related businesses will be almost complete. We have successfully integrated Hamburg Süd, accelerated our digital transformation and come together across sales, customer service, delivery and products as one company with customers at the centre of our attention. We are starting to see growth both in Ocean and non-Ocean segments,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 22, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Although we had a challenging start to 2018, looking at our financial performance, we increased earnings despite significantly higher bunker fuel prices and lower than expected container volume growth in the second half of 2018. However, profitability needs to improve,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 22, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “In 2018, we made significant progress in implementing our strategy. With the expected demerger and listing of Maersk Drilling in April, the separation of our Energy-related businesses will be almost complete,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : "With the final approval of the acquisition we have reached an important milestone in our strategy to become an integrated transport and logistics company delivering sustainable growth. These are truly exciting times and we are looking forward to taking the first steps forward as one company," External link

seatrade-global Friday, December 1, 2017 11:59:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased with the agreements reached in Q3 for Total S.A. to acquire Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S and A.P. Møller Holding to acquire Maersk Tankers A/S, which indicates a solid progress in the separation of the Energy businesses. Whilst solutions for Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service remain to be defined before the end of 2018, the future Maersk will leverage even further its position of strength within Transport & Logistics,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “The revenue increased in Transport & Logistics by 14% and was mainly driven by higher revenue in Maersk Line. Market fundamentals stayed positive with global container volume growth at 5% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year and an increase in nominal supply of 3%. However, contingency initiatives related to recovery after the cyber-attack resulted in a negative development in Maersk Line volumes of 2.5% and increase in unit cost of 3.9% at fixed bunker prices,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Maersk Tankers has served A.P. Moller – Maersk well for almost a century, building an industry-leading position within the product tanker market. As former CEO of Maersk Tankers for more than 10 years, I recognise the importance of having an owner with a long-term market view in this industry, and this is why I am pleased that Maersk Tankers can continue to build on its strong name and position under A.P. Moller Holding,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:28:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about North ) : “In determining the best future ownership structure for Maersk Oil, it has been imperative for us that the capabilities and assets created in Maersk Oil continue to be developed, and that long-term investments are upheld, especially in the Danish part of the North Sea,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, August 21, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “In determining the best future ownership structure for Maersk Oil, it has been imperative for us that the capabilities and assets created in Maersk Oil continue to be developed, and that long-term investments are upheld, especially in the Danish part of the North Sea,” External link

copenhagenpost Monday, August 21, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Additions to the order book will be driven mainly by the need to grow capacity in order to meet the market demand, and nothing else, ” “We have no ambitions or plans about ordering new large ships this or next year,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:21:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Maersk Line is again profitable delivering in line with guidance, with revenue growing by USD 1bn year-on-year in the second quarter. The profit was USD 490 million higher than the same quarter last year, based on higher rates,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou told : “The fourth quarter of 2016 was the first quarter since 2010 where the demand outgrew supply, and actually by some margin,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:54:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “I think the supply and demand fundamentals are looking reasonable now and for at least the first three quarters of this year,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:54:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “For 2017, we expect A.P. Moller – Maersk to deliver an underlying profit above 2016, mainly driven by an improvement in underlying profit in excess of USD 1 billion in Maersk Line compared to 2016,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:01:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou déclaré : "Le quatrième trimestre est le premier depuis 2010 où la demande a augmenté plus vite que le tonnage disponible (...) Donc la combinaison entre la consolidation, l'arrivée bien moindre de capacités nouvelles et la croissance de la demande font que nous sommes relativement optimistes pour 2017" External link

romandie Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou pointed out ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd is a very well-run and highly respected company with strong brands, dedicated employees and loyal customers. Hamburg Süd complements Maersk Line and together we can offer our customers the best of two worlds, first of all in the North - South trades,” External link

FIS Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers,” External link

FIS Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou concluded ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Our combined network will provide exciting opportunities to develop new products and exploit operational synergies. Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line customers will benefit from more choice and better products,” External link

FIS Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : "Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line's history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd. Hamburg Süd is a very well-run and highly respected company with strong brands, dedicated employees and loyal customers. Hamburg Süd complements Maersk Line and together we can offer our customers the best of two worlds, first of all in the North - South trades," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : "The acquisition of Hamburg Süd is in line with our growth strategy and will increase the volumes of both Maersk Line and APM Terminals," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : "Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers. In short, Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers will also be Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers in the future," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou concludes ( about Hamburg Sud ) : "Our combined network will provide exciting opportunities to develop new products and exploit operational synergies. Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line customers will benefit from more choice and better products," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line’s history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd. Hamburg Süd is a very well-run and highly respected company with strong brands, dedicated employees and loyal customers. Hamburg Süd complements Maersk Line and together we can offer our customers the best of two worlds, first of all in the North – South trades,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “The acquisition of Hamburg Süd is in line with our growth strategy and will increase the volumes of both Maersk Line and APM Terminals,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers. In short, Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers will also be Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers in the future,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou concludes ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Our combined network will provide exciting opportunities to develop new products and exploit operational synergies. Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line customers will benefit from more choice and better products,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line’s history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd,” External link

copenhagenpost Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line’s history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd,” External link

seatrade-global Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers. In short, Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers will also be Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers in the future,” External link

seatrade-global Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “The implementation of the new strategic direction and the restructuring of the group is progressing, and we look forward to sharing further details at the Capital Markets Day on 13th of December,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Morten Engelstoft ) : “Morten Engelstoft has a strong track record of delivering results, deep operational experience and is an excellent people leader. I am confident that APM Terminals under Morten´s leadership will continue to thrive as one of the world´s largest terminal operators and successfully execute on APM Terminals’ priorities of costs, productivity and winning new third party business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, September 23, 2016 9:53:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Morten Engelstoft ) : “Morten Engelstoft has a strong track record of delivering results, deep operational experience and is an excellent people leader. I am confident that APM Terminals under Morten´s leadership will continue to thrive as one of the world´s largest terminal operators and successfully execute on APM Terminals’ priorities of costs, productivity and winning new third party business,” External link

maritimetoday Friday, September 23, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Morten Engelstoft ) : “Morten Engelstoft has a strong track record of delivering results, deep operational experience and is an excellent people leader. I am confident that APM Terminals under Morten’s leadership will continue to thrive as one of the world’s largest terminal operators and successfully execute on APM Terminals’ priorities of costs, productivity and winning new profitable third party business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about North ) : “Both Energy and Transport & Logistics have strategies positioning them for growth and strategic agility. Transport & Logistics will be able to provide new and digitised world-class solutions for customers, while at the same time capture functional cost synergies and better utilization of existing assets. Energy is well positioned to leverage Maersk Oil´s expertise and gain scale in select geographies, particularly in the North Sea. Its structural agility will enable management to pursue new and different structural solutions and investment” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:28:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Both Energy and Transport & Logistics have strategies positioning them for growth and strategic agility,” “Transport & Logistics will be able to provide new and digitalised world-class solutions for customers, while at the same time capture functional cost synergies and better utilisation of existing assets. Energy is well positioned to leverage Maersk Oil’s expertise and gain scale in select geographies, particularly in the North Sea. Its structural agility will enable management to pursue new and different structural solutions and investment” External link

copenhagenpost Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about North ) : "Both Energy and Transport & Logistics have strategies positioning them for growth and strategic agility. Transport & Logistics will be able to provide new and digitised world-class solutions for customers, while at the same time capture functional cost synergies and better utilization of existing assets. Energy is well positioned to leverage Maersk Oil's expertise and gain scale in select geographies, particularly in the North Sea. Its structural agility will enable management to pursue new and different structural solutions and investment" External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Freight rates dropped in the second quarter of 2016 to record low levels and we made a loss as we were unable to reduce costs at the same speed. We are not satisfied with our second quarter result. We continue to deliver on our growth and cost objectives. We have won market share and we have record low unit costs as our network is close to fully utilised. On top of this, we maintain our lead on competition measured on profitability,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou concludes : “We believe that the freight spot rates have bottomed out and we anticipate that they will increase in the third quarter due to seasonal factors. However, the rates will remain under pressure due to overcapacity and low demand. And while we see improvements in e.g. European imports, we maintain our expectation that the demand for container shipping will only grow by 1-3% in 2016,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “However, the rates will remain under pressure due to overcapacity and low demand. And while we see improvements in e.g. European imports, we maintain our expectation that the demand for container shipping will only grow by 1-3% in 2016,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 15, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “However, the rates will remain under pressure due to overcapacity and low demand. And while we see improvements in e.g. European imports, we maintain our expectation that the demand for container shipping will only grow by 1-3% in 2016,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 15, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about The Danish ) : “Cost reductions and operational optimisations, however, made a significant contribution to mitigating the impact of the negative market conditions. Maersk Oil has reduced operational costs by 25 percent, upholding a break-even at 266-300 kroner per barrel,” “The costs in Maersk Line have been reduced to an all-time low level and are under 13,340 kroner/FFE for the first time. To ensure the future strength, profitability and development of new growth opportunities of the company, the board of directors has initiated a strategic review of the company and will report on progress of the review before the end of Q3, 2016” External link

copenhagenpost Friday, August 12, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : "In the long term, we are challenged on top-line growth. Obviously, for us it’s important that we have a group that is both profitable but also has a growth path. If you have a business that isn't growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders," External link

shippingwatch-en Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:49:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “In the long term, we are challenged on top-line growth. Obviously, for us it’s important that we have a group that is both profitable but also has a growth path If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:44:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou stated : “I look forward to the opportunity of leading Maersk Group into the next phase of our strategic development,” “The rapid changes in the world require that we adapt quickly, easily and with minimal cost, while simultaneously focusing on each business . Our future set-up must effectively respond to these challenges” External link

copenhagenpost Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou commented : “Our first quarter result is not satisfactory, though as expected. In a market with record low freight rates, we won market share, drove down cost and continued to deliver positive free cash flow, enabling us to fund our own growth,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, June 13, 2016 7:01:00 PM EAT



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chief executive officer0.64%EN08/17/201717/08/2017
executive1.29%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
chief executive0.96%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
moller-maersk group ceo0.64%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
maersk group ceo15.43%EN05/11/201711/05/2017
patron0.64%FR02/09/201709/02/2017
group ceo7.07%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
chief executive officer of maersk group0.64%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
chief executive of ap0.32%EN11/13/201613/11/2016
directeur général0.32%FR09/22/201622/09/2016
new ceo0.64%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
current ceo0.32%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
chef0.32%DA03/05/201205/03/2012
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Søren SkouDA7.04%
Søren SkouFR4.52%
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Jim Hagemann says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Jim Hagemann Snabe says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Jim Hagemann says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Jim Hagemann Snabe says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Søren Skou ) : “I have worked with Søren for many years, and I appreciate Søren’s many contributions to A.P. Moller – Maersk. He leaves an agile and strong operating organization and we all wish Søren the very best in the future,” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

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Søren Skou says : “Despite weaker market conditions, A. P. Moller – Maersk was able to improve profitability and cash flow. Our cash return was healthy, and we continued the reduction of net interest-bearing debt, leading to a further deleveraging of USD 3.3bn over the year. It gives us a solid starting point for 2020 to further expand our end-to-end offering within container logistics while at the same time managing the market challenges that are obviously out there,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 21, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou explains : “While we still need to improve returns, we delivered solid progress in our financial performance in 2019 while progressing the business transformation, in spite of weak trade growth, ongoing trade tensions and geopolitical uncertainty in many markets,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 21, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “We estimate that right now that factories in China are operating at 50-60% capacity and will be ramping up to around 90% capacity by the first week of March,” External link

afloat Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany to A. P. Moller – Maersk where he will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany to A. P. Moller - Maersk where he will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through M&A and innovation. I look forward to our cooperation,” External link

seatrade-global Wednesday, February 12, 2020 10:52:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “A year ago, we integrated our customer-facing roles across the company. We are now ready to accelerate the execution of our strategy through increased commercial and operational integration,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “A year ago, we integrated our customer facing roles across the company. We are now ready to accelerate the execution of our strategy through increased commercial and operational integration,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “A year ago, we integrated our customer facing roles across the company. We are now ready to accelerate the execution of our strategy through increased commercial and operational integration,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “While the global container demand, as expected, was lower in Q3 due to weaker growth in the global economy, A.P.Moller – Maersk continued to improve the operating results. We delivered strong free cash flo-w and a return on invested capital of 6.4% as a result of strong operational performance in Ocean, higher margins in Terminals and solid earnings progress in Logistics & Services,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased with the progress on the transformation of A.P.Moller – Maersk. We are making progress across multiple fronts including our digital transformation and growth in our land-based logistics products and terminals business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, November 16, 2019 1:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Søren Skou ) : “I have worked with Søren for many years, and I appreciate Søren’s many contributions to A.P. Moller – Maersk. He leaves an agile and strong operating organization and we all wish Søren the very best in the future,” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:27:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “To take the next big step change towards decarbonization of shipping, a shift in propulsion technologies or a shift to clean fuels is required which implies close collaboration from all parties,” External link

politico-eu Tuesday, October 8, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Energy Agency ) : “Energy efficiency has been an important tool which has helped us reduce CO₂ emissions per container by 41% over the last decade and position ourselves as a leader 10% ahead of the industry average. However, efficiency measures can only keep shipping emissions stable, not eliminate them. To take the next big step change towards decarbonization of shipping, a shift in propulsion technologies or a shift to clean fuels is required which implies close collaboration from all parties. The coalition launched today is a crucial vehicle to make this collaboration happen,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Energy efficiency has been an important tool which has helped us reduce CO2 emissions per container with 41% over the last decade and position ourselves as a leader 10% ahead of the industry average. However, efficiency measures can only keep shipping emissions stable, not eliminate them. To take the next big step change towards decarbonization of shipping, a shift in propulsion technologies or a shift to clean fuels is required which implies close collaboration from all parties. The coalition launched today is a crucial vehicle to make this collaboration happen,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Q2 was a quarter of solid progress. EBITDA was up 17% and cash flow improved 86% year on year, driven by continued recovery in Ocean,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We reaffirm our guidance for 2019, while the macro environment continues to be subject to considerable uncertainties,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:14:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Q2 was a quarter of solid progress. EBITDA was up 17% and cash flow improved 86% year on year, driven by continued recovery in Ocean,” External link

marinelink Friday, August 16, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We reaffirm our guidance for 2019, while the macro environment continues to be subject to considerable uncertainties,” External link

marinelink Friday, August 16, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou noted : “The transformation progressed further with an improved cash return on invested capital of 6.9% and synergies of USD 1bn realised earlier than expected. Growth in revenue and gross profit in Logistics & Services still need to improve as we continue to build capabilities within logistics and services,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Drilling Company ) : “With the listing of Maersk Drilling, we will have almost completed the separation of our oil and oil-related businesses, totalling more than USD 12bn worth of separation transactions and can now focus our efforts fully on becoming the global integrator of container logistics,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, July 1, 2019 1:10:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We had a good start to 2019. In Q1, revenue grew by 2.5%, operating earnings improved by 33% and cash flow from operations doubled to USD 1.5bn. With a strong free cash flow of USD 3.5bn after the sale of the remaining shares in Total SA., we have significantly strengthened our balance sheet. Net interest-bearing debt has been reduced by USD 2.4bn since Q4 and by USD 7.1bn since Q1 2018,” External link

marinelink Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:20:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We had a good start to 2019. In Q1, revenue grew by 2.5%, operating earnings improved by 33% and cash flow from operations doubled to USD 1.5bn. With a strong free cash flow of USD 3.5bn after the sale of the remaining shares in Total SA., we have significantly strengthened our balance sheet. Net interest-bearing debt has been reduced by USD 2.4bn since Q4 and by USD 7.1bn since Q1 2018,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 24, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We made good progress on the transformation, where we have completed the separation of the energy businesses, further integrated our organisation and continued to improve our product portfolio. This resulted in a solid cash return on invested capital and delivery of synergies, getting us closer to our target of USD 1bn by end of 2019. Non-Ocean revenue and gross profit in Logistics & Services grew, but needs to accelerate in the coming quarters,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 24, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “We reaffirm our guidance for the 2019 results. We are still facing considerable uncertainties from weaker macro numbers as well as the risk from trade tensions and implementation of IMO 2020. In Q1, volumes on trans-Pacific trade between Asia and North America have shown signs of decline and new tariffs can potentially reduce expected growth in global container volumes by up to 1 percentage point” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, May 24, 2019 12:47:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : "We are still facing considerable uncertainties," External link

cnbc Friday, May 24, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou added : “We made good progress on the transformation, where we have completed the separation of the energy businesses, further integrated our organisation and continued to improve our product portfolio. This resulted in a solid cash return on invested capital and delivery of synergies, getting us closer to our target of USD 1 billion by end of 2019,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, May 24, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou concluded : “We reaffirm our guidance for the 2019 results. We are still facing considerable uncertainties from weaker macro numbers as well as the risk from trade tensions and implementation of IMO 2020. In Q1, volumes on trans-Pacific trade between Asia and North America have shown signs of decline and new tariffs can potentially reduce expected growth in global container volumes by up to 1 percentage point,” External link

worldmaritimenews Friday, May 24, 2019 11:33:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou afirma : “A história da Hamburg Süd e tantas outras que saíram de sua rica herança nos últimos quase 150 anos são exatamente isso. São histórias de Hamburgo e da Hamburg Süd. Os arquivos e os artefatos que contam todas essas histórias devem permanecer onde eles pertencem. Apreciamos os esforços feitos pela família Oetker e pelo Museu Marítimo Internacional para preservar e apresentar a história da empresa e esperamos apoiar os esforços ” External link

brasilalemanhanews Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou afirma : “A história da Hamburg Süd e tantas outras que saíram de sua rica herança nos últimos quase 150 anos são exatamente isso. São histórias de Hamburgo e da Hamburg Süd. Os arquivos e os artefatos que contam todas essas histórias devem permanecer onde eles pertencem. Apreciamos os esforços feitos pela família Oetker e pelo Museu Marítimo Internacional para preservar e apresentar a história da empresa e esperamos apoiar os esforços ” External link

brasilalemanhanews Monday, April 29, 2019 3:02:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou states : “I have known Claus since 1985. We joined the Executive Board together in 2007 and have been working closely together on the transformation of A.P. Moller Maersk over the last two and a half years. I have truly appreciated our partnership and friendship. Claus embodies the values of A.P. Moller Maersk and is an outstanding leader who has made many significant contributions to the company.,” External link

marinelink Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:28:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Although we had a challenging start to 2018, looking at our financial performance, we increased earnings despite significantly higher bunker fuel prices and lower than expected container volume growth in the second half of 2018. However, profitability needs to improve,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “In 2018, we made significant progress in implementing our strategy. With the expected demerger and listing of Maersk Drilling in April, the separation of our Energy-related businesses will be almost complete. We have successfully integrated Hamburg Süd, accelerated our digital transformation and come together across sales, customer service, delivery and products as one company with customers at the centre of our attention. We are starting to see growth both in Ocean and non-Ocean segments,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 22, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Although we had a challenging start to 2018, looking at our financial performance, we increased earnings despite significantly higher bunker fuel prices and lower than expected container volume growth in the second half of 2018. However, profitability needs to improve,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, February 22, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “In 2018, we made significant progress in implementing our strategy. With the expected demerger and listing of Maersk Drilling in April, the separation of our Energy-related businesses will be almost complete,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : "With the final approval of the acquisition we have reached an important milestone in our strategy to become an integrated transport and logistics company delivering sustainable growth. These are truly exciting times and we are looking forward to taking the first steps forward as one company," External link

seatrade-global Friday, December 1, 2017 11:59:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “I am pleased with the agreements reached in Q3 for Total S.A. to acquire Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S and A.P. Møller Holding to acquire Maersk Tankers A/S, which indicates a solid progress in the separation of the Energy businesses. Whilst solutions for Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service remain to be defined before the end of 2018, the future Maersk will leverage even further its position of strength within Transport & Logistics,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “The revenue increased in Transport & Logistics by 14% and was mainly driven by higher revenue in Maersk Line. Market fundamentals stayed positive with global container volume growth at 5% in the third quarter compared to the same period last year and an increase in nominal supply of 3%. However, contingency initiatives related to recovery after the cyber-attack resulted in a negative development in Maersk Line volumes of 2.5% and increase in unit cost of 3.9% at fixed bunker prices,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:49:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Maersk Tankers has served A.P. Moller – Maersk well for almost a century, building an industry-leading position within the product tanker market. As former CEO of Maersk Tankers for more than 10 years, I recognise the importance of having an owner with a long-term market view in this industry, and this is why I am pleased that Maersk Tankers can continue to build on its strong name and position under A.P. Moller Holding,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, September 21, 2017 12:28:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about North ) : “In determining the best future ownership structure for Maersk Oil, it has been imperative for us that the capabilities and assets created in Maersk Oil continue to be developed, and that long-term investments are upheld, especially in the Danish part of the North Sea,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, August 21, 2017 3:42:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “In determining the best future ownership structure for Maersk Oil, it has been imperative for us that the capabilities and assets created in Maersk Oil continue to be developed, and that long-term investments are upheld, especially in the Danish part of the North Sea,” External link

copenhagenpost Monday, August 21, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Additions to the order book will be driven mainly by the need to grow capacity in order to meet the market demand, and nothing else, ” “We have no ambitions or plans about ordering new large ships this or next year,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:21:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Maersk Line is again profitable delivering in line with guidance, with revenue growing by USD 1bn year-on-year in the second quarter. The profit was USD 490 million higher than the same quarter last year, based on higher rates,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:07:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou told : “The fourth quarter of 2016 was the first quarter since 2010 where the demand outgrew supply, and actually by some margin,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:54:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “I think the supply and demand fundamentals are looking reasonable now and for at least the first three quarters of this year,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, February 9, 2017 5:54:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “For 2017, we expect A.P. Moller – Maersk to deliver an underlying profit above 2016, mainly driven by an improvement in underlying profit in excess of USD 1 billion in Maersk Line compared to 2016,” External link

worldmaritimenews Thursday, February 9, 2017 2:01:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou déclaré : "Le quatrième trimestre est le premier depuis 2010 où la demande a augmenté plus vite que le tonnage disponible (...) Donc la combinaison entre la consolidation, l'arrivée bien moindre de capacités nouvelles et la croissance de la demande font que nous sommes relativement optimistes pour 2017" External link

romandie Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:43:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou pointed out ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd is a very well-run and highly respected company with strong brands, dedicated employees and loyal customers. Hamburg Süd complements Maersk Line and together we can offer our customers the best of two worlds, first of all in the North - South trades,” External link

FIS Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers,” External link

FIS Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou concluded ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Our combined network will provide exciting opportunities to develop new products and exploit operational synergies. Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line customers will benefit from more choice and better products,” External link

FIS Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : "Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line's history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd. Hamburg Süd is a very well-run and highly respected company with strong brands, dedicated employees and loyal customers. Hamburg Süd complements Maersk Line and together we can offer our customers the best of two worlds, first of all in the North - South trades," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : "The acquisition of Hamburg Süd is in line with our growth strategy and will increase the volumes of both Maersk Line and APM Terminals," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : "Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers. In short, Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers will also be Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers in the future," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou concludes ( about Hamburg Sud ) : "Our combined network will provide exciting opportunities to develop new products and exploit operational synergies. Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line customers will benefit from more choice and better products," External link

marinelink Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:17:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line’s history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd. Hamburg Süd is a very well-run and highly respected company with strong brands, dedicated employees and loyal customers. Hamburg Süd complements Maersk Line and together we can offer our customers the best of two worlds, first of all in the North – South trades,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “The acquisition of Hamburg Süd is in line with our growth strategy and will increase the volumes of both Maersk Line and APM Terminals,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers. In short, Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers will also be Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers in the future,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou concludes ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Our combined network will provide exciting opportunities to develop new products and exploit operational synergies. Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line customers will benefit from more choice and better products,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:35:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line’s history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd,” External link

copenhagenpost Thursday, December 1, 2016 3:58:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Today is a new milestone in Maersk Line’s history. I am very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the Oetker Group to acquire Hamburg Süd,” External link

seatrade-global Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Hamburg Sud ) : “Hamburg Süd and Aliança have competitive and attractive customer value propositions, which we want to preserve and protect. We wish to maintain the personal touch and engagement they offer their customers. In short, Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers will also be Hamburg Süd and Aliança customers in the future,” External link

seatrade-global Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “The implementation of the new strategic direction and the restructuring of the group is progressing, and we look forward to sharing further details at the Capital Markets Day on 13th of December,” External link

worldmaritimenews Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Morten Engelstoft ) : “Morten Engelstoft has a strong track record of delivering results, deep operational experience and is an excellent people leader. I am confident that APM Terminals under Morten´s leadership will continue to thrive as one of the world´s largest terminal operators and successfully execute on APM Terminals’ priorities of costs, productivity and winning new third party business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, September 23, 2016 9:53:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Morten Engelstoft ) : “Morten Engelstoft has a strong track record of delivering results, deep operational experience and is an excellent people leader. I am confident that APM Terminals under Morten´s leadership will continue to thrive as one of the world´s largest terminal operators and successfully execute on APM Terminals’ priorities of costs, productivity and winning new third party business,” External link

maritimetoday Friday, September 23, 2016 6:30:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about Morten Engelstoft ) : “Morten Engelstoft has a strong track record of delivering results, deep operational experience and is an excellent people leader. I am confident that APM Terminals under Morten’s leadership will continue to thrive as one of the world’s largest terminal operators and successfully execute on APM Terminals’ priorities of costs, productivity and winning new profitable third party business,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:43:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about North ) : “Both Energy and Transport & Logistics have strategies positioning them for growth and strategic agility. Transport & Logistics will be able to provide new and digitised world-class solutions for customers, while at the same time capture functional cost synergies and better utilization of existing assets. Energy is well positioned to leverage Maersk Oil´s expertise and gain scale in select geographies, particularly in the North Sea. Its structural agility will enable management to pursue new and different structural solutions and investment” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:28:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “Both Energy and Transport & Logistics have strategies positioning them for growth and strategic agility,” “Transport & Logistics will be able to provide new and digitalised world-class solutions for customers, while at the same time capture functional cost synergies and better utilisation of existing assets. Energy is well positioned to leverage Maersk Oil’s expertise and gain scale in select geographies, particularly in the North Sea. Its structural agility will enable management to pursue new and different structural solutions and investment” External link

copenhagenpost Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says ( about North ) : "Both Energy and Transport & Logistics have strategies positioning them for growth and strategic agility. Transport & Logistics will be able to provide new and digitised world-class solutions for customers, while at the same time capture functional cost synergies and better utilization of existing assets. Energy is well positioned to leverage Maersk Oil's expertise and gain scale in select geographies, particularly in the North Sea. Its structural agility will enable management to pursue new and different structural solutions and investment" External link

finanznachrichten-en Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:31:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou says : “Freight rates dropped in the second quarter of 2016 to record low levels and we made a loss as we were unable to reduce costs at the same speed. We are not satisfied with our second quarter result. We continue to deliver on our growth and cost objectives. We have won market share and we have record low unit costs as our network is close to fully utilised. On top of this, we maintain our lead on competition measured on profitability,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou concludes : “We believe that the freight spot rates have bottomed out and we anticipate that they will increase in the third quarter due to seasonal factors. However, the rates will remain under pressure due to overcapacity and low demand. And while we see improvements in e.g. European imports, we maintain our expectation that the demand for container shipping will only grow by 1-3% in 2016,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:31:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said : “However, the rates will remain under pressure due to overcapacity and low demand. And while we see improvements in e.g. European imports, we maintain our expectation that the demand for container shipping will only grow by 1-3% in 2016,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 15, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “However, the rates will remain under pressure due to overcapacity and low demand. And while we see improvements in e.g. European imports, we maintain our expectation that the demand for container shipping will only grow by 1-3% in 2016,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 15, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about The Danish ) : “Cost reductions and operational optimisations, however, made a significant contribution to mitigating the impact of the negative market conditions. Maersk Oil has reduced operational costs by 25 percent, upholding a break-even at 266-300 kroner per barrel,” “The costs in Maersk Line have been reduced to an all-time low level and are under 13,340 kroner/FFE for the first time. To ensure the future strength, profitability and development of new growth opportunities of the company, the board of directors has initiated a strategic review of the company and will report on progress of the review before the end of Q3, 2016” External link

copenhagenpost Friday, August 12, 2016 1:11:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou says : "In the long term, we are challenged on top-line growth. Obviously, for us it’s important that we have a group that is both profitable but also has a growth path. If you have a business that isn't growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders," External link

shippingwatch-en Wednesday, July 6, 2016 1:49:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou said : “In the long term, we are challenged on top-line growth. Obviously, for us it’s important that we have a group that is both profitable but also has a growth path If you have a business that isn’t growing the top line, it’s very hard to deliver attractive returns to shareholders,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:44:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou stated : “I look forward to the opportunity of leading Maersk Group into the next phase of our strategic development,” “The rapid changes in the world require that we adapt quickly, easily and with minimal cost, while simultaneously focusing on each business . Our future set-up must effectively respond to these challenges” External link

copenhagenpost Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Søren Skou commented : “Our first quarter result is not satisfactory, though as expected. In a market with record low freight rates, we won market share, drove down cost and continued to deliver positive free cash flow, enabling us to fund our own growth,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, June 13, 2016 7:01:00 PM EAT



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chief executive0.96%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
moller-maersk group ceo0.64%EN08/16/201716/08/2017
maersk group ceo15.43%EN05/11/201711/05/2017
patron0.64%FR02/09/201709/02/2017
group ceo7.07%EN02/08/201708/02/2017
chief executive officer of maersk group0.64%EN01/18/201718/01/2017
chief executive of ap0.32%EN11/13/201613/11/2016
directeur général0.32%FR09/22/201622/09/2016
new ceo0.64%EN07/11/201611/07/2016
current ceo0.32%EN06/23/201623/06/2016
chef0.32%DA03/05/201205/03/2012
Names Lang Count
Søren SkouEN87.44%
Søren SkouDA7.04%
Søren SkouFR4.52%
Søren SkouPT1.01%


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Jim Hagemann says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

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Jim Hagemann Snabe says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

marinelink Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Jim Hagemann says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

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Jim Hagemann Snabe says ( about Søren Skou ) : “We have successfully completed the first phases of our transformation. With the new structure and Henriette Hallberg Thygesen joining our Executive Board, Søren Skou and his team are ready to execute on the next steps in the transformation, ensuring full focus on customer value, strengthening our end-to-end delivery capabilities and creating profitable growth,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, December 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Søren Skou said ( about Søren Skou ) : “I have worked with Søren for many years, and I appreciate Søren’s many contributions to A.P. Moller – Maersk. He leaves an agile and strong operating organization and we all wish Søren the very best in the future,” External link

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