AP Møller-Maersk has announced that it is looking to accelerate growth in its logistics and services operations, with APM Terminals Inland Services set to be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Services from 1 August this year.
According to the company, the move will provide customers with seamless access to a wider range of logistics and services offerings, and marks a next step for Maersk in the implementation of its strategy to offer end-to-end solutions to our customers.
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, it creates a base for growth and enables Maersk to excel in the execution within Logistics & Services products.
“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,” said Søren Toft, executive vice-president and chief operating officer at Maersk. “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, the group confirmed.
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.
“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,” added Morten Engelstoft, CEO APM Terminals and executive vice-president for Maersk.