General presentation of Maersk
Let us now take a moment to look more closely at the Maersk Group and its activities. In order to understand the challenges and opportunities facing the group, it is essential to have a good understanding of its different segments and sources of profit.
The Maersk A/S Group or AP. Moller is a Danish company active in the maritime transport sector. More specifically, the group is now the world leader in this sector of activity.
In order to better understand the activities of this company, it is possible to divide them into two main areas in this way:
- The company's cargo shipping activities account for the largest share of its turnover. Today, the group operates a fleet of 706 vessels with container ships, tugs, supply vessels, gas carriers and other specialised carriers. In addition, the group also offers port and logistics services.
- Finally, the second division concerns ancillary activities with the construction of shipyards, the management of factories with plastic and rubber products as well as equity investments.
It is also interesting to know the geographical distribution of the Maersk Group's revenues, which only generate 0.7% of its turnover in Denmark. The rest is generated by 25.5% in the USA, 5.5% in China and Hong Kong, 4.1% in Australia, 4% in Brazil, 2.9% in Nigeria, 2.1% in the Netherlands, 1.9% in Germany, 1.8% in the UK, 0.8% in Singapore and 50.7% in the rest of the world.