Navigating Volatility

We are satisfied with the good operational performance across our businesses in 2015. The Maersk Group achieved an underlying result of USD 3.1bn.

Scroll down to explore the 2015 financial highlights, markets and people of the Maersk Group

Explore our stories

Discover more about the Maersk Group with our four stories below, and get an indepth view of our finances

Our people

Global minds,
local hearts

Open for business

As Maersk Group rolls out more modern infrastructure around the world, the local employees who are taking on operations embody the Group’s belief in the long-term potential of these markets. Meet two Maersk Group employees who have returned to Mexico, a growing economy with bright prospects.

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2.8%

Growth forecast for Mexico in 2016, according to the World Bank

120m

Mexico’s population of 120 million people is forecast to expand to 156 million by 2050

The Group has given me so many opportunities, and I feel a responsibility to give something back to my city.

Adriana Aguilar, Mexico Customer Service Manager, APM Terminals

Right now Mexico is the place to be, also thinking about the future and looking to the next generation.

Patricia Perez, Middle America Cluster Customer Service Manager, Maersk Line
Maersk Oil's Culzean project

A virtual reality tour offshore

The technology behind Culzean

Maersk Oil’s Culzean project could provide 5% of the UK’s gas needs and equipment must be able to handle the high pressures and temperatures. Even virtual reality kits are being used as attention to the smallest detail is required for operations to run smoothly.

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4,500m

Drilling depth

The pressure and temperature are the complicating factors, so materials have to be much stronger to cope with both extremes. We like to use simple tried and tested methods and make decisions that build in extra safety margins wherever we can.

Martin Urquhart, Culzean Project Manager

175°c

Temperatures up to

Next step for Colombia

Supply & demand

Staying competitive

To meet the demands of the growing Colombian economy, Maersk Line has worked with the Buenaventura port to ensure its larger vessels could serve customers better. Automobile makers are reaping the benefits.

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80%

of the parts for the 70,000 cars that the Bogotá facility manufactures annually are imported from Asia.

This is a new limit for the operations. It is something that was not considered possible some years ago and it’s something that we are doing today.

Juan Camilo Vasquez, Sales Manager, Maersk Line Colombia
Doing it the right way

Training beyond the textbook

The Group Core Values were the founding principle for Maersk Training, established in the 1970s to provide greater safety and security for offshore workers. Nearly 40 years later, the Values are driving new business at a new training centre.

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1978

Maersk Training founded

There are valuable lessons from what happened – procedures, following correct techniques, situational awareness. It is all about actively preparing today for what happens tomorrow, and the Values are ever present in our simulators and classrooms.

Martin Brand, Trainer, Maersk Training, Houston

5 Core
Values

Contant Care, Humbleness, Uprightness, Our Employees, Our Name

Group information

Maersk Group at a glance

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  • Maersk Group
     

    Maersk Group

    is a conglomerate of worldwide businesses and its core focus lies in the industries of shipping and energy.

    43.5bn

    Invested capital (USD)

    2.9%

    ROIC

    925m

    Profit (USD)

    3.1bn

    Underlying result (USD)

    8.0bn

    Cash flow from operating activities (USD)

    88,355

    Employees worldwide

    40.3bn

    Revenue (USD)

    -1.4bn

    Cash flow used for capital expenditures (USD)
  • Maersk Line
     

    Maersk Line

    is the Group’s largest business unit and the world’s largest container shipping company.

    20.0bn

    Invested capital (USD)

    6.5%

    ROIC

    1.3bn

    Profit (USD)

    1.3bn

    Underlying result (USD)

    3.3bn

    Cash flow from operating activities (USD)

    32,750

    Employees worldwide

    23.7bn

    Revenue (USD)

    -2.1bn

    Cash flow used for capital expenditures (USD)
  • Maersk Oil
     

    Maersk Oil

    is an upstream international oil and gas company with roots in the North Sea.

    3.5bn

    Invested capital (USD)

    -38.6%

    ROIC

    -2.1bn

    Profit (USD)

    435m

    Underlying result (USD)

    1.8bn

    Cash flow from operating activities (USD)

    4,427

    Employees worldwide

    5.6bn

    Revenue (USD)

    -2.0bn

    Cash flow used for capital expenditures (USD)
  • APM Terminals
     

    APM Terminals

    is one of the world’s leading port developers and operators and provides inland infrastructure.

    6.2bn

    Invested capital (USD)

    10.9%

    ROIC

    654m

    Profit (USD)

    626m

    Underlying result (USD)

    874m

    Cash flow from operating activities (USD)

    21,171

    Employees worldwide

    4.2bn

    Revenue (USD)

    -774m

    Cash flow used for capital expenditures (USD)
  • Maersk Drilling
     

    Maersk Drilling

    is a leading global drilling contractor that provides high efficiency drilling services to oil companies around the world.

    8.0bn

    Invested capital (USD)

    9.3%

    ROIC

    751m

    Profit (USD)

    732m

    Underlying result (USD)

    1.3bn

    Cash flow from operating activities (USD)

    3,965

    Employees worldwide

    2.5bn

    Revenue (USD)

    -854m

    Cash flow used for capital expenditures (USD)
  • APM Shipping Service
     

    APM Shipping Service

    comprises four businesses: Maersk Tankers, Maersk Supply Service, Svitzer and Damco.

    4.8bn

    Invested capital (USD)

    9.5%

    ROIC

    446m

    Profit (USD)

    404m

    Underlying result (USD)

    806m

    Cash flow from operating activities

    18,365

    Employees worldwide

    5.1bn

    Revenue (USD)

    -537m

    Cash flow used for capital expenditures (USD)

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