In an interview with Danish finance newspaper Berlingske Business, Søren Skou, group CEO of AP Moller-Maersk, has vowed to get revenues back to its previous highs, with growth to be found beyond the blue carrier’s traditional liner background.
Skou, in charge since June 2016, has presided over a breakup of the Maersk empire, offloading energy and tanker businesses in a bid to focus on liners, ports and logistics.
In the interview, Skou said the aim was to grow revenues by almost DKK100bn ($15.4bn) in the years to come. The growth will be found beyond the “old” part of Maersk, Skou said.
Sea freight today represents more than two thirds of the group’s revenue, but in the future, Skou said Maersk will invest in growth in so-called “non-ocean” activities, meaning its transport and logistics on land.
Skou also talked about how he wants to improve his communication skills.
“That is something I really want to work with as CEO. If I have to be a bit personal, I am relatively introverted as a person, and that is not something that comes naturally,” Skou said.