Maersk Explains $29.3b 2022 Profit, Assigns $11b For Integration, Decarbonization 


Foremost Container shipping heavyweight, A.P. Moller – Maersk has reported exceptional financial results for the year 2022. 

Despite the abnormal market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported solid performance across all its businesses, resulting in the best financial result in its history. 

In line with the previous full-year guidance, revenue increased by 32% to $81.5b, and EBIT increased 57% to $30.9bn. Profit for the year stands at $29.3 bn. 

The Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk, Vincent Clerc, attributed the success to the company’s commitment to providing integrated logistics solutions and supporting its customers’ end-to-end supply chains during a challenging year. 

“As we enter a year with challenging macro-outlook and new types of uncertainties for our customers, we are determined to speed up our business transformation and increase our operational excellence to seize the unique opportunities in front of us,” he said. 


In 2022, the Ocean segment saw the strongest result on record due to high freight rates and strong demand, particularly in the first half of the year resulting in 33% higher revenue. The Logistics & Services segment reported a 47% increase in revenue, primarily driven by top 200 customers who are seeking more resilient and sustainable supply chains. 

Maersk has defined precise roadmaps to reach its commitment to decarbonize logistics across all transport modes. 

The company said that 70% of the top 200 customers have set carbon goals and supporting them in reaching these goals will be at the core to Maersk’s ESG strategy 

Meanwhile, the Terminals segment achieved a record EBIT of $1.2bn, supported by solid volume growth and high congestion-related storage income. 

World Maritime News report that the company has accelerated its business transformation, expanded the integrated logistics capabilities through acquired companies like Pilot, Senator and LF Logistics, and organically grown Logistics with more than 20%. Moving forward, the company also plans to invest in its integrator strategy, technology, and decarbonization over the next two years with a CAPEX guidance of $10-11 bn for 2023-24.