Maersk on the Mersey
Maersk Line UK & Ireland will move its regional headquarters from London to Liverpool.
Liverpool economic development officials said the decision by the Danish company to move the unit to Liverpool is partly based on the competitive costs associated with locating and operating in the city and its connectivity.
Maersk Line has about 500 employees in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but a spokesperson still did not know how many in total will be located in Liverpool.
Doug Bannister, managing director for Maersk Line UK and Ireland, said, “The welcome we have received from Liverpool and its city region partners has been inspiring. It is an exciting opportunity for our business as well as the local community and we are looking forward to establishing our head office in Liverpool particularly given the city’s long maritime history.”
A.P. Moller-Maersk will retain an office in London for employees in business units other than Maersk Line UK & Ireland.