Cardiac Valve Replaced, Maersk CEO is Full Up and Running Again, So to SpeakBy gCaptain Staff On Foto: Matthias Boerschke Nils S. Anderson, A.P. Moller – Maersk CEO COPENHAGEN (Dow Jones)–Nils Smedegaard Andersen, the chief executive of Danish industrial conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S(MAERSK-B.KO), returned to work Monday after more than four months’ leave following a heart operation. Smedegaard Andersen, 53, fell ill during a skiing holiday in Switzerland at the end of December 2012. After surgery to replace a cardiac valve and hospitalization in Switzerland for two weeks, he returned to Denmark in mid-January. He was initially expected to resume work at the beginning of February, but suffered a setback and had further surgery at the end of March. “Having participated in a number of meetings and having been updated on our activities during the last couple of weeks, I am now ready to return to work,” Smedegaard Andersen said in a statement Monday. During his absence, the company has been led by members of the executive board, reporting to Supervisory Board Chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen. -By Flemming Emil Hansen, Dow Jones Newswires No related posts. Tagged with: maersk About The Author
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Denmark: Maersk Line’s New Sustainability Progress Report
Maersk Line shares its new sustainability progress report, Route 2.
Route 2 seeks answers to probing questions such as how to:
Minimise environmental impacts whilst facilitating global trade?
Create environmental transparency across the industry?
Enable an informed and frank discussion on needed changes?
Telling it like it is
“Global shipping accounts for 3-4% of global CO2 emissions. However, there continues to be an eminent lack of transparency and understanding of the impacts of shipping.The shipping industry is in general not very open about its performance – perhaps for good reasons. This undermines the credibility of the entire industry,” says Lucas Vos, Chief Commercial Officer, Maersk Line.
Maersk Line is committing to help do something about that. It puts the various impacts of activities on the table, as well as Maersk Line’s own 2011 performance.
“We need to chart an alternative path or route. With Route 2 we hope to help our customers, regulators, NGOs and even consumers ask better questions. This should add positive pressure on the shipping community,” continues Vos. “Many of our customers are already engaged – we can see this in the report – but more is needed to drive a real change.”
In focus: The implications of trade
The Maersk Line report begins by looking at shipping as a facilitator of Global trade and the implications of this, both negative and positive.
“This is an important discussion and Maersk Line, as a global shipping line, must contribute. We don’t have all the answers but we aim to support our views with evidence, case studies and numbers. We try to make our impact tangible so that it is clear what we bring to the table and where we need to improve,” says Soren Stig Nielsen, Head of Sustainability, Maersk Line.
The long-term goal is to build a sustainable foundation for trade and shipping, both in terms of ensuring profitability and responsible business practices. Maersk Line therefore openly discusses issues such as corruption and facilitation payments, the need to combat illegal trade and the options for reducing environmental impacts.
Good business sense
In 2012, as part of efforts to restore profitability, Maersk Line is further intensifying its focus on environmental sustainability, in particular fuel efficiency and CO2 reductions to reduce cost.
“Route 2 outlines the path we’ve chosen to integrate responsible business practices and sustainability. It’s a central component of becoming a stronger and more profitable company,” says Stig Nielsen. “It helps us consider our role in society, challenge ourselves and the industry.”
Kreditzusagen um ein Drittel erhöht
Deutsche Shipping finanziert mehr SchiffeDienstag, 27. März 2012Die Deutsche Shipping, die Schiffsfinanzierungsparte der Deutschen Bank, hat 2011 ihre Kreditzusagen um ein Drittel erhöht. Sie stiegen auf 1,6 Milliarden Euro, wie die Geschäftsleitung am Montag in Hamburg mitteilte. Nach Asien gingen deutlich mehr Kreditzusagen: Der Anteil Asiens legte von 7,6 Prozent auf 18,7 Prozent zu. Insgesamt wurden Kredite im Volumen von 5,8 Milliarden Euro in Anspruch genommen, ein Zuwachs von 600 Millionen Euro. Nach Auffassung der Deutschen Shipping vollzieht der Schiffsfinanzierungs- markt einen strukturellen Wandel. Kapitalmärkte würden stärker genutzt. Es bleibe abzuwarten, ob neue Kreditinstitute Schiffsfinanzierungen als Kerngeschäftsfeld definieren werden, teilte die Deutsche Shipping mit. Mehr: Im "THB Täglicher Hafenbericht"
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