Customer Advisory / Closure of Operations in Russia
May 04th, 2022 - Update 12
Giving you the best ability to manage your supply chain is of the utmost importance to us, and as your integrated logistics partner, our aim is to ensure that you have the necessary information to better plan your logistical network. In line with this we would like to inform you about the latest developments in Russia.
Earlier we have communicated A.P. Moller - Maersk would cease all our operations in Russia and Belarus. Maersk has now stopped all vessel operations in Russia and service with Belarus. For the domestic operations, they are gradually being winded down and/or divested. The winddown does not allow for any new business in neither Russia nor Belarus.
The safety and stability of our people remains at the forefront of our minds, and we have worked steadily to ensure that our people are safe. We have done our utmost to withdraw from Russia in a responsible way, with our offices in Far East Russia, Novorossiysk and Kaliningrad expected to close down during the summer of 2022. The Saint Petersburg and Moscow office will run until the end of the year. Our Belarus office will also be shut down during the summer.
In parallel, safeguarding our customers’ supply chains remains a top priority. Our teams have been in close contact with our customers during the past months and for the affected cargo we have done our utmost to deliver it to initially planned end-destinations or to offer a change of destination where practicable, legally allowed and reasonable for our customers. However, for some customers this has not been possible despite our efforts. We will always work with the objective of minimising disruption to our customers’ supply chains and we strongly encourage affected customers to keep the lines of communication open between our teams. This is to ensure that we find the best solutions for your company’s logistics.
A. P. Moller – Maersk