As part of Maersk Supply Service’s recently announced divestment plans, Maersk Forwarder has been sold.
Maersk Supply Service is reducing its fleet by up to 20 vessels over the coming 18 months. The divestment plan is a response to vessels in lay-up, limited trading opportunities and the global over-supply of offshore supply vessels in the industry.
Maersk Forwarder was officially delivered to its new owner on 8 September, 2016. She will be modified and will no longer compete in the Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) segment.
The Platform Supply Vessel joined the Maersk Supply Service fleet in 1992 and in recent years the vessel has operated in the North Sea.
To date, Maersk Finder, Maersk Puncher, Maersk Provider and Maersk Forwarder have been sold, leaving the Maersk Supply Service fleet at 53 vessels.
Maersk Supply Service provides marine services to the oil and gas industry worldwide. Maersk Supply Service is the market leader in deep-water services such as anchor handling in ultra-deep water, mooring installations, rig moves and transport of equipment to drilling rigs and production units. Maersk Supply Service employs an international staff of around 1350 offshore and 260 onshore people. Headquartered in Lyngby, Denmark, Maersk Supply Service is represented globally with offices in Aberdeen, St. John’s, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos, Luanda and Perth. Maersk Supply Service is a part of Maersk Group which employs around 89,000 people in over 130 countries. Maersk Supply Service belongs to the Group’s fifth core business APM Shipping Services, which apart from Maersk Supply Service consists of Damco, Maersk Tankers and Svitzer. In 2015 Maersk Supply Service delivered a profit (NOPAT) of USD 147 million.