Maersk Pushes Ahead with Business Integration
A.P. Moller Maersk will integrate Damco’s Supply Chain Services and Maersk Line’s Ocean Product and combine their respective services as part of its plan to become an integrated transport and logistics company.
Once combined, the organisation will operate with one management team, one sales force, and one customer experience organisation, headed by Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk.
Klaus Rud Sejling, CEO of Damco, will take on a new position as Head of Maersk’s Logistics and Services Products, reporting to CCO, Vincent Clerc.
“Today we are taking further steps in the transformation of our business on a structural level and how we go to market, enabling us to offer more solutions to our customers in a simpler way. Our employees play a key role in making this happen and therefore we are at the same time empowering our frontline organisation who is closest to our customers,” Søren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk said.
Damco’s freight forwarding business, which serves customers requiring air freight or multi-carrier options in ocean freight, will continue to be run as a separate and independent business under the Damco brand. Saskia Groen In’t Woud will be the CEO of Damco Freight Forwarding, she is currently Chief Operating Officer in Damco.
In addition to these changes, three of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s regional carrier brands, including MCC Transport, Sealand and Seago Line will go to market as “SeaLand – A Maersk Company” as of October 1, 2018.
“This integration marks a big milestone on Maersk’s current growth journey towards operating as one integrated company. We are in a strong position to deliver solutions that meet our customers end-to-end supply chain management needs, thereby tapping into markets covering the whole journey from producer to consumer by building on our business strengths,” Skou added.