On August 16, 2016 Mr Aslak Ross, Head of Marine Standards at Maersk Line and Jens Eskelund, President of Maersk Line China and the Chinese Classification Society (CSS) have held friendly talks and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) upon intensive technical exchanges.
According to the MoU, Maersk and CCS will start technical exchanges and cooperation in personnel training, emergency response services, Chinese shipyard & ship equipment information sharing, ship survey services, container vessel type research and development, and LNG power technology.
PTI-TBA has recently released its online training portal, in which operator staff can increase productivity and prepare themselves for operations within a real terminal environment.
In 2013, Mr Bo Cerup-Simonsen, then Vice President of Maersk, visited CCS together with his delegation and initiated high level visits and bilateral cooperation between the two companies.
By means of exchanges and visits over the past years, Maersk and CCS have deepened mutual understanding and developed cooperation in containership survey, ERS services and other areas.
Both sides expressed to further strengthen and expand cooperation in future and build a deeper cooperative relationship through the signing of this MoU.
This news follows an announcement that Maersk is exploring a major 2-way company split, in which the company would be divided into an energy and transport unit.
The outcome of the company corporate structure is to be made more clear once the structural review is finalised in the coming weeks.