Maersk has embarked on a global round of layoffs

According to Shippingwatch will Maersk as part of a savings plan guys 200 employees, including up to 100 in Denmark. The Danish rederigigant Maersk has embark

Maersk has embarked on a global round of layoffs

According to Shippingwatch will Maersk as part of a savings plan guys 200 employees, including up to 100 in Denmark.

The Danish rederigigant Maersk has embarked on a round of layoffs.

the Redundancies will take place in multiple offices around the world, including in Denmark. It writes both Shippingwatch and the stock Exchange.

- We have announced internally that we need to save costs in the head office functions, and that it will also lead to terminations, both in and outside of Denmark, writes Mærsks communication unit in a communication according to the stock Exchange.

Yet know the Danish milliardvirksomhed, probably the most known of shipping containers around the world's oceans, not the exact extent of how many employees will be affected.

But it is something that the company is currently working on to find out in cooperation with representatives of the employees.

- Savings is a natural part of the ongoing prioritization, which we focus on to support our strategy and create value for our customers, writes Maersk in the message according to the stock Exchange.

Erhvervsavisen writes that the redundancies are mainly centered around hovedkvartersfunktioner, and that the austerity plan is a part of the so-called "Fit For Growth"-savings plan.

Shippingwatch writes on the basis of own information, that the austerity plan could cost around 200 employees job, of which 90 to 100 at the Esplanaden headquarters in Copenhagen.

The numbers can Mærsk, however, did not confirm the above neither of the Shippingwatch or the stock Exchange. It is due to the ongoing discussions with employee representatives.

the Savings framework in addition to the headquarters in Copenhagen, head office in the Netherlands as well as the functions in the subsidiary, the Hamburg Süd in Germany.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 28 November 2019, 14:00

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