Our Shaping the Future strategy is the driving force behind our commercial management services and solutions. We achieve this through the use of smart technological solutions that boost vessel performance and enhance partner and customer experience

The ambition to deliver superior returns as well as reduce the collective carbon footprint of the shipping industry fuels what we do. We strive to identify and implement ways that can commercialise solutions for the benefit of our customers, partners and the industry. 

In short, we work in partnerships to propel the product tanker business forward, both economically and environmentally.

Our strategy

Maersk Tankers delivers commercial management services and solutions to pool partners. We leverage expertise, innovation and scale to create an engaging and beneficial experience for our partners. 

Our advanced solutions act as catalysts for maximising pool performance and generating higher returns. 

Our strategy

With our dedicated in-house team of digital experts, we are continually investing in the design of next-generation shipping solutions. These help charterers, operators and owners improve efficiency and earnings while lowering their environmental impact. 

Home-grown software solutions, like SimTanker, InSite digital and ZeroNorth’s Optimise, are bringing us to realising our technological objectives.

Our strategy

As a leading commercial manager in the tanker industry, we seek to develop and deploy solutions that reduce our, and our pool partners’, CO2 footprint. 

Through industry partnerships and digital and technical solutions that commercially incentivise a shift to environmental sustainability, we will steer shipping on the path to greener growth. 

Our strategy

With 220 and counting vessels in our fleet management we are poised to benefit our partners. A larger pool means partners are afforded an optimised trade flow and customers a greater flexibility in the transportation of their cargoes. 

Our strategy

A prerequisite to everything we do is our employees. We draw from the widest talent pool to infuse our organisation with a diversity of thought that keeps us ahead of the game. In line with our Core Values, we build teams of colleagues from a range of backgrounds, including varied nationalities, cultures, ages and work experience. 

We consistently endeavour to create a work culture that is inclusive, engaged and effective. 

Our Core Values

  • Constant care

    Take care of today, actively prepare for tomorrow.
  • Humbleness

    Listen, learn, share and give space to others.
  • Uprightness

    Our word is our bond.
  • Our Employees

    The right environment for the right people.
  • Our Name

    The sum of our Core Values – passionately striving higher.

Our history

  • In 1886 Peter Maersk Møller bought a steamship named ‘Laura’. The rest, as they say, is history. As society became more dependent on oil, the demand for tanker vessels grew – and with it, new business opportunities. This led to the birth of Maersk Tankers in 1928. At the time, the company had five vessels to its name. It has since grown to become a towering figure in the product tanker industry. What has remained constant throughout the course of our history is the blue water that shapes and anchors our identity. The ocean is where we belong. Let us take you on our voyage…

  • 1928

    Maersk Tankers takes delivery of its first five tankers, the first of which is Emma Maersk.

  • 1940

    With 11 crude carriers in service, Maersk Tankers is the largest tanker operator in Scandinavia.

  • 1965

    The fleet consists of 31 tankers with a combined tonnage of 982,000 tdw. The first two product tankers join the fleet.

  • 1972

    The first gas tanker enters the Maersk Tankers fleet.

  • 1993

    The world’s first double-hull VLCC is delivered to Maersk Tankers.

  • 2013

    Sale of the last LPG carrier from the Maersk Tankers fleet.

  • 2014

    Divestment of the fleet of VLCCs, as Maersk Tankers focuses its business on product tankers. A new strategy is launched, increasing the company’s use of digitisation.

  • 2016

    Under a new leadership team, Maersk Tankers prepares for the separation from A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S.

  • 2020

    Maersk Tankers' Shaping the Future strategy is aimed at positioning the company as the leading digital commercial manager, offering sustainable shipping services to partners and the industry.