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Maersk Supply Service announced that it has sold two of its Anchor Handler Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS). The divestitures of the Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter vessels were made due to the current market situation and the global oversupply of offshore supply vessels, Maersk Supply Service outlined. The vessels have been sold to an “international buyer” and will be modified for use in a non-competing industry, according to the company.
One of the largest conglomerates in the logistics and energy sectors, AP Moller-Maersk has reported a small pre-tax profit of £1.5 million for 1Q2019. The firm also saw a significant jump in revenue from £7,354m in 1Q2018 to £7,534m in 1Q2019. CEO, AP Moller – Maersk said, “In Q1, revenue grew by 2.5%, operating earnings improved by 33% and cash flow from operations doubled to USD 1.5bn.”
Italian oil major, Eni has informed about discovering gas and condensate in CTP-Block 4, offshore Ghana. Eni used the Maersk Voyager drilling ship to drill the well on the Akoma exploration prospect, uncovering an estimated volume of 550-650 bcf of gas and 18-20 mmbbl of condensate. Eni operates the CTP-Block 4 where Vitol Upstream Tano, GNPC, Woodfields Upstream, and Explorco are partners.
Maersk Supply Service has been given a contract by Chevron Australia. This contract is regarding the two newbuild anchor handling tug supply vessels of Maersk which will be used in Chevron’s Gorgon Stage Two drilling program. The services will start from the second-quarter of 2019. Towing, anchor handling, supply, and WROV services will be provided by Maersk Mariner and Maersk Master.
The world's biggest container shipping group, A.P. Moller-Maersk is gearing up for the new global fuel regulations taking effect in 2020. The new norms set by IMO and the United Nations' shipping agency, caps the sulphur content in marine fuels at 0.5%. Maersk is installing new scrubber technology on a limited number of vessels in its fleet to reduce harmful exhaust emissions.
Maersk, Denmark's shipping giant, is all set to wind down its operations in Iran, in response to the US pulling out of the nuclear deal. The re-introduction of sanctions on Iran by US is probable, following a wind-down period for companies to get their affairs in the country in order. Maersk currently serves customers in the Iranian market via a feeder service, utilizing third-party vessels from Jebel Ali, Dubai.