Internal restructuring
Københavns amt;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Water Transport
50.2 - Sea And Coastal Freight Water Transport

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 November 2023
Employment effect (start)
3 November 2023
Foreseen end date


Mærsk, a large global company focusing on commercial freight transport and logistics, is now planning to dismiss worldwide 2,500 during the next few weeks, of which approximately 200 in Denmark. The company experienced a large growth in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has since then experienced a decline in demand. The company does not state exactly where and in which departments these dismissals will occur.

Mærsk CEO Vincent Clerc declares that the company has made the restructuring plans to cater for a more normal business environment after the COVID-19 crisis. During the year the company has stopped hiring on its local locations and departments and has thereby been able to reduce its staff.



Eurofound (2023), A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 200507, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200507.