A.P. Moeller Maersk, the largest container shipping line in the world, has announced it will integrate APM Terminals Inland Services into Maersk Logistics & Services, as it continues to diversify its business operations and provide seamless end-to-end solutions.
According to a statement, the integration will begin on 1 August 2019 and will provide customers with seamless access to a wider range of logistics and services offerings.
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By bringing together all operations skills and capabilities, Maersk says it will create a base for growth and enable it to excel in the execution within logistics and services products.
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Furthermore, Maersk insists APMT will continue to serve shipping lines and landside customers with services on and around the port premises, such as traditional storage and terminal handling, as well as fast-gates and other newly developed services.
Soren Toft, Chief Operating Officer, Maersk, had this to say: “APM Terminals can fully focus on becoming a world-class port operator, while Maersk, with the integration of Inland Services, will continue to focus on ocean transportation as well as logistics and services product development and delivery.”
Morten Engelstoft, CEO, APMT, also spoke about the integration: “The even closer collaboration enables both APM Terminals and Maersk to reduce complexity and eliminate service overlaps so that both brands can focus on their core strengths and provide greater value and a better experience to customers.”