Maersk Tankers’ response to coronavirus

Update 11 May 2020 - In view of the global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Maersk Tankers is taking the necessary precautionary measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of its employees, and to continue to support customers and partners in supplying energy products to people worldwide.

"We are responding to the coronavirus with our employees’ health and wellbeing taking priority," says Christian M. Ingerslev, CEO of Maersk Tankers. "We have implemented precautionary measures and will continue to take an active role in limiting the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, we are maintaining services to our customers and partners, which is critical to ensure energy products are brought to people worldwide."

Among the measures Maersk Tankers has taken to limit the spread of COVID-19 is the implementation of travel restrictions globally and the temporary closure of its offices with employees working from home. Following the Danish Government’s gradual reopening of society, employees based in Copenhagen have begun to return to the office, gradually, from 11 May. This is happening with measures implemented to protect their health and wellbeing.

At present, Maersk Tankers’ operations at sea remain largely unaffected, which means the company continues to provide services safely to customers and partners. As COVID-19 is having a growing impact on the global economy, the company is closely monitoring the market to assess developments and potential impact.

Maersk Tankers is following guidance and recommendations from governments and authorities and will continue to implement appropriate measures globally and in specific locations.