Wednesday, November 10, 2021

National Battle to Secure Containerised Logistics Contract Sees Victor

Wind Energy Specialist Appoints International Partner
Shipping News Feature

DENMARK – WORLDWIDE – In an all Danish battle Maersk has scored a major victory over neighbours DSV by forming a long term partnership with wind energy specialist and fellow countrymen Vestas.

Whilst DSV, and other partners, will retain the non-containerised and outbound transport portions of the Aarhus headquartered company's portfolio, from 1 January 2022 Maersk will take full control of box cargo including door-to-door transport from the company´s suppliers to their factories and service warehouses, as well as containerised site parts and transport equipment. In addition, the partnership also includes all airfreight shipments.

In the light of recent rate rises, by partnering with Maersk, the world’s largest asset owner within shipping and containers, Vestas gets direct access to container capacity at a fixed price. This would otherwise be hard to secure in the current environment and thus, it will help ensure business continuity and cost predictability for the customer. Tommy Rahbek Nielsen, Chief Operating Officer, Vestas, commented:

“The need for sustainable energy is as big as ever and with an increasingly challenging business environment, we are pleased to partner with Maersk on containerised transport. By partnering with Maersk, we can further accelerate the deployment of wind energy and protect profitability, while working together on developing solution that can make our supply chain more sustainable.

”We want to create a sustainable, resilient and predictable supply chain and by partnering with such a world leader as Maersk, we strengthen our supply chain, our partnership setup within transport and create opportunities to improve sustainability.”

The new partners have made much of the fact that the deal gives them both an opportunity to work together for a more sustainable future, offering ways to join forces to decarbonise logistics. Vincent Clerc, Executive Vice President and CEO Ocean and Logistics, A.P. Moller - Maersk concluded:

“We are enthusiastic to be chosen as Vestas’ main logistics partner. Running a global supply chain that can meet the needs from a global leader in sustainable energy solutions is both a complex and highly demanding undertaking. We will work hard to provide fast, resilient and dynamic supply chain solutions to Vestas as a modern end-to-end logistics company with fully controlled assets, while empowering them and turning complications into opportunities.”