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Maersk has announced that the Inland Services division of its terminal operating subsidiary, APM Terminals, will be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Service from August.
The transfer is part of the restructuring of Maersk’s container logistics operations.
The Inland Services portfolio is a network of of 36 inland terminals in more than 100 locations around the globe that also offer shippers and forwarders services such as container stuffing and unstuffing.
The division was formally launched on the sidelines of the TPM 2018 conference in Long Beach, part of APM Terminals’ quest to become a “port service integrator”, but this strategy was abandoned later that year, when Maersk decided to radically reorganise the entire group.
“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, chief operating officer AP Møller-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.”
The group said that APMT would continue to serve shipping line and landside customers with “services on and around the port premises” and continue collaborating with Maersk for customers 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,” said APMT CEO Morten Engelstoft.
For shipping lines, Inland Services offers depot, container equipment maintenance and repair and transportation, and for landside customers it offers help integrating supply chains locally through services such as transport solutions, CFS and warehouse, depots and temperature-controlled handling and storage environments.
The announcement also follows the recent hire of former executive vice president of freight forwarding at Geodis, Kim Pedersen this month as global head of business development. The Loadstar Premium will be reporting market reaction to Mr Pedersen’s move tomorrow.