Maersk partners with MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics


A.P. Moller – Maersk’s (Maersk) North American warehousing and distribution business, Performance Team – A Maersk Company (Performance Team), has signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL).

The agreement aims to accelerate the company’s supply chain solutions and further expands its capabilities through cutting edge research across North America.

“Integrating logistics services and simplifying supply chain operations at a global scale requires customer-centric, end-to-end solutions. The collaboration with MIT CTL plays a significant role and complements our ongoing strategic capability development and innovation strategy formulation,” said Gabriel Ortiz Alizieri, Executive Vice President of Performance Team.

“We will integrate internal and external factors, assessment of industrial architecture, and the continued assimilation of knowledge by way of balancing exploration and utilisation of our organisational capabilities.”

© A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk)

Both companies have previously worked with each other over the last decade in establishing, improving, and introducing best practices throughout the supply chain. This new agreement will expand on this long-term relationship and will improve flexibility and customer-centricity to ultimately deliver value to Performance Team.

Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of MIT CTL, added “As supply chains become more complex and are impacted by emerging risks, the need for complex, system-view approaches increases. Our work together with industry is a vital input to maintaining actionable applied research and cutting-edge education offerings at the centre.”

As per the agreement, MIT CTL will designate senior research teams to review supply chain challenges and new and existing technologies.

Maersk has also recently formed a long-term strategic partnership with wind turbine manufacturer Vestas for all containerised transport. Announced in November 2021, the partnership includes door-to-door transport from the company’s suppliers to their factories and service warehouses as well as containerised site parts and transport equipment.

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