Our purpose

Our purpose

We pioneer shipping solutionsfor our partnersand the planet

By merging our company value-add with the megatrends and energy and tanker industry trends, we chart a course that is in line with broader societal and environmental needs.

Shipping anchors us to what we do and will remain our playing field. Guided by the prevailing trends we will use our industry expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to provide technological solutions that are progressive, scalable for profitability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is how we move the industry forward. 

Our partners are everyone from shipowners and customers to the people around the world who benefit from the solutions we provide. We aim to create mutually beneficial partnerships that are based on trust and led by our strong company values.

We will tend to it with sustainable solutions. It is the thread running through our purpose: We are here to pioneer solutions for the shipping industry that push the status quo; and match sustainable innovation with the diverse and evolving needs of both our partners and the planet.

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.