ID 2130071 © Nikhil Gangavane | Dreamstime.com
ID 2130071 © Nikhil Gangavane | Dreamstime.com

Yesterday’s announcement that AP Møller Mærsk Group (APMM), along with UK supply chain solutions provider Unipart Logistics, have won a five-year contract from JCB is an instructive step in its transformation into the integrator of container assets.

Hitherto, much of the discussion around carriers’ attempts at vertical integration have centred on the threat it poses to freight forwarders. The JCB deal indicates that contact logistics operators need to pay equal attention as well, because APMM and Unipart won the contract from ...

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