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27 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:04 GMT+1

September 17, 2020

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The Maersk Group is preparing to cut a third of its jobs

According to Reuters, the restructuring would affect between 26,000 and 27,000 out of a total of 80,000 employees

The Danish shipping group Maersk plans to cut as much as a third of its staff by eliminating well 27,000 jobs. This was stated by the news agency "Reuters" specifying that the reduction in headcount would occur in conjunction with the integration of activities containerized shipping and shipping logistics segment.

"Reuters" recalled that in 2017 the group Danish company sold its assets to the oil company Total oil and gas to concentrate its business in the maritime and shipping segments of the container logistics ( 21 August 2017). In addition, the group recently announced that its logistics company Damco and its own Safmarine navigation focused on routes with Africa will be soon integrated into the Maersk and that the back-up Office of the Hamburg subsidiary will be integrated with Maersk ( 1st September 2020).

"Reuters" explained that the director Maersk's business, Vincent Clerc, in an internal email sent to the group's employees, would announce the reduction staff explaining that - stated the news agency reporting the text of the message that he announced that he had viewed -"The simplification of the organisation will have unfortunately an impact on jobs due to duplication roles and functions that will no longer be needed."

In addition, the news agency specified that a spokesman for the owner-business group said that the restructuring would affect between 26,000 and 27,000 out of a total of 80,000 employees Maersk. "Reuters" made it clear that, however, The company did not specify the number of redundancies and in the email did not provide details on the number of jobs would be deleted.

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