Maersk Logistics & Services will integrate APM Terminals’ Inland Services into its business from August 1 to streamline its logistics operations.
The change within the Danish A P Moller-Maersk group will enable APM Terminals to fully focus on becoming a world-class port operator, while Maersk will continue to concentrate on ocean transportation, logistics, and development and delivery of service products, said Søren Toft, executive vice-president (EVP) and chief operating officer at the group.
“By structurally adding Inland Services to Maersk, customers will have a seamless access to a wider range of logistics and services offerings,” he added.
Inland Services runs a network of inland terminals at more than 100 locations around the globe in 36 business units.
For shipping line customers, its offer centres around depot, container equipment maintenance and repair and transportation. Inland Services supports landside customers through services including transportation, container freight stations, warehouses and storage.
Regardless of the internal change, the group says APM Terminals will continue to serve shipping line and landside customers with services on and around port premises, such as traditional storage and terminal handling plus new features like fast-gates, as well as continuing to collaborate with Maersk for customers wanting end-to-end solutions.
Morten Engelstoft, CEO of APM Terminals and EVP of A P Moller-Maersk, said: “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.”