Thursday, May 16, 2019

Container Shipping Group Integrates Freight Terminal Operations into Logistics Services

Restructuring at Danish Giant Continues
Shipping News Feature
DENMARK – APM Terminals Inland Services will be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Services from August 1, 2019, in the hope of providing customers with seamless access to a wider range of logistics and services offerings. This is the latest step in AP Moller-Maersk's restructuring plan to simplify its business operations and focus solely on the transport and logistics business where Maersk Line still holds the title of the world's largest container freight company.

The Inland Services portfolio is a network of inland terminals around the globe consisting of 36 business units with over 100 locations. By bringing together all operations skills and capabilities within logistics, Maersk hopes to create a base for growth and enable the company to excel in the execution within Logistics and Services products. Søren Toft, EVP and Chief Operating Officer AP Moller – Maersk, said:

"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.

"By structurally adding Inland Services to Maersk, customers will have a seamless access to a wider range of logistics and services offerings. It puts Maersk in an even better position to differentiate its offering and scale the Logistics & Services portfolio to an even broader customer base."

APM Terminals will continue to serve shipping line and landside customers with services on and around the port premises such as traditional storage and terminal handling as well as newly developed services such as fast-gates. While focusing on its core offering, APM Terminals is also continuing to collaborate with Maersk for customers who are looking for end-to-end solutions. Morten Engelstoft, CEO APM Terminals and EVP AP Moller – Maersk, commented:

"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."

Inland Services offers a vast array of services for both shipping line customers and landside customers. For shipping line customers, the offering of Inland Services centres around depot, container equipment maintenance and repair and transportation. For landside customers, Inland Services is supporting these customers by integrating their supply chains locally through services such as transportation solutions, CFS and warehouse, depots and temperature-controlled handling and storage environments.