Its Taking Lead strategy includes cost leadership, delivered in part through more efficient vessels like the Maersk Timaru. A critical component in this is the development and use of a highly advanced market model and data analysis, making it possible to more accurately forecast which markets and cargo yield the highest rates and position the vessels accordingly.
“We have gained our market leader position by delivering on the strategy. Today, we are a top quartile performer in the industry, and we will continue to push the boundaries to retain our position – particularly through using more advanced data and models when we make commercial decisions,” says Christian M. Ingerslev, the newly appointed CEO of Maersk Tankers.
A connected vessel
From the bridge, Captain Wieczorek surveys the forested hills surrounding the yard and looks forward to when the vessel is fully connected, feeding in data to build up banks of information which will be used for business decisions.
He points out the smooth hull and propellers designed to ease passage through the water, and other features that will make taking charge of the Maersk Timaru a truely exciting experience.
"The vessel has been designed specifically to save fuel. She has a more efficient engine, different hull dynamics, the propeller is designed to be better at moving the water,” Captain Wieczorek says.
“We even have LED lights on board to use less energy. This and the other new vessels are the most efficient and advanced vessels in the Maersk Tankers fleet.”