Copenhagen: Maersk Supply Services has removed two AHTSs from the market. Carsten Plougmann Andersen, the firm’s ceo, declined to comment on the details.
Ships are being removed from the North Sea on a daily basis, as supply is greater than demand and day rates stay unrealistically low. The two AHTSs involved will be removed at the end of the month. With the latest removal Maersk Suply Services has now taken a total of four ships from the market.
The ships in question are the 2004-built Maersk Advancer and the 2008-built Maersk Assist.
Since the end of last year Maersk Supply Services has implemented a comprehensive cost reduction program both on land and at sea. The Danish company has also disposed of older tonnage. The company has a fleet of 60 ships.