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2018/09/19/(Wed)

A.P. Moller - Maersk takes next steps in the integration to improve customer experience [Seaport]

To better serve customers and unlock growth potential in the Logistics & Services segment, A.P. Moller - Maersk will combine its offering for ocean products and supply chain services to be able to offer more comprehensive end-to-end logistic solutions for cargo owners. This is the next step in the Maersk journey to become a global, integrated container transport and logistics company.

On January 1st, 2019, Damco's Supply Chain Services and Maersk Line's Ocean Product will be integrated and their respective value-added services will be combined and sold as Maersk products and services. This will ensure an improved customer experience with fewer touchpoints and a more comprehensive service offering.

The integrated commercial organisation will operate with one management team, one sales force, a strong product organisation and one customer experience organisation, headed by Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk. Klaus Rud Sejling, CEO of Damco, will take on a new position as Head of Maersk's Logistics and Services Products, reporting to CCO, Vincent Clerc.

Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk said: "Today we are taking further steps in the transformation of our business on a structural level and how we go to market, enabling us to offer more solutions to our customers in a simpler way. Our employees play a key role in making this happen and therefore we are at the same time empowering our frontline organisation who is closest to our customers."

The regional organisations will be responsible for solutions engineering and product bundling to ensure that the company can take decisions faster, further enhancing the customer experience.

Damco's freight forwarding business, which serves customers requiring air freight or multi-carrier options in ocean freight, will continue to be run as a separate and independent business under the Damco brand. By allowing Damco to focus fully on freight forwarding, A.P. Moller - Maersk aims to build a well performing and global freight forwarding business that can grow and prosper. Saskia Groen In't Woud will be the CEO of Damco Freight Forwarding, she is currently Chief Operating Officer in Damco.

In addition to these changes, three of A.P. Moller - Maersk's regional carrier brands, including MCC Transport, Sealand and Seago Line will go to market as "SeaLand - A Maersk Company" as of October 1, 2018. The simplified naming structure for these brands will help strengthen brand recognition and ensure clarity of choice for customers.

"This integration marks a big milestone on Maersk's current growth journey towards operating as one integrated company. We are in a strong position to deliver solutions that meet our customers end-to-end supply chain management needs, thereby tapping into markets covering the whole journey from producer to consumer by building on our business strengths," Søren Skou added.

With a wider product offering from one team, a clearer brand structure, and a strong digital foundation, A.P. Moller - Maersk is poised for growth.

Posted at 22:22   パーマリンク

2018/01/08/(Mon)

HUTCHISON PORTS ACQUIRES 50% STAKE IN TMA LOGISTICS B.V. [Seaport]

Hutchison Ports has acquired a 50% shareholding in TMA Logistics B.V. (“TMA”).

TMA has a variety of general cargo terminal operations together with warehousing, shipping, logistics and project cargo activities at three sites in Amsterdam and one in Antwerp as well as at Hutchison Ports Amsterdam (former known as Amsterdam Container Terminal).

Commenting on the acquisition, Clemence Cheng, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports, said:

“The acquisition of a 50% stake in TMA Logistics complements both our existing operations in Amsterdam and the activities of Hutchison Logistics. We have developed a good working relationship with TMA over the last three years which has brought a range of operations to ACT.

“Together with TMA, we will maximise the benefits of operating through Hutchison Ports’ network to develop new business opportunities in areas including short-sea container traffic, ro-ro, vehicle handling, and general and project cargo.”

Gerben Matroos, Managing Director of TMA, added:

“With this step we have the opportunity to grow sustainably in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp range. With the worldwide network of Hutchison Ports, we are now able to expand our activities substantially. The North Sea Canal terminals in Velsen and Amsterdam are ideally located for offshore activities related to oil, gas and wind energy. Also, local hubs for markets in building and construction materials have great potential. Short sea connections from the Amsterdam terminal include Sweden, Finland, UK and Norway, together with rail connections to Germany and China.”

ACT boasts three berths with total length of 1,015 metres and depth of 15 metres, which are some of the deepest water multi-purpose berths in North Europe. With its central location and excellent hinterland connections, ACT offers shipping lines the opportunity to serve their customers in a fast, efficient, reliable and sustainable manner. Access will be further improved when a new sea lock, the largest in the world, opens at the end of 2019 at the entrance to the North Sea Canal.

ACT has outstanding multimodal connections by short sea, inland waterways, road and air. It is directly connected to this network with an excellent on-dock rail facility with three 700-metre-long tracks which offer a range of intermodal distribution options to potential customers.

TMA has a number of businesses. Thor Antwerp and Thor Amsterdam provide terminal operations, logistics services, agency, forwarding and chartering as well as truck, barge and rail distribution in their respective ports. MEO and ACS Logistics Amsterdam operate 120,000m2 of warehousing.

Posted at 22:10   パーマリンク

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