‘Forwarders are with us’ as we drive into logistics, says Maersk

Maersk’s integrator strategy has not lost its support from freight forwarders, according to its ocean and logistics CEO, Vincent Clerc.

Yesterday, Maersk announced bumper profits for Q3, and Mr Clerc told the Hong Kong’s Asian Logistics, Maritime and Aviation Conference the group was also seeing a gradual expansion of its logistics business.

“That is really based on the confidence that more and more customers are placing in Maersk for doing more, or taking a different place in their supply chain than we have in the past,” he said.

Given the flip-flopping between the Maersk and Damco brands, Mr Clerc described the integrator plan as being “on and off”, but insisted it was a continuation of a long-term strategy that had already built “a significant logistics business”.

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Source: The Load Star