The move will see a change to number of activities, some of which will not continue, and will have an impact on the number of employees at the company’s headquarters where the current 830 positions will be reduced by around 100. Of the remaining staff, around 250 will be employed in the Corporate Centre and 480 in service functions.
“The split will clarify responsibilities within the Group and we will place even more operational responsibility where it should be – decentralised in the business units. In addition, it will reduce complexity and save costs”, says Nils S. Andersen, Group CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk.
“Having to reduce the number of employees is regrettable. But as the pressure on our business units increases, Group functions also have to be more effective in order to strengthen the Group’s overall competitiveness”, he added.