(Copenhagen, 5 June 2009 ) On 7 September 2009, the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group will merge its supply chain management activities branded as Maersk Logistics and its freight forwarding activities branded as Damco, under the single brand name "Damco".
Rolf Habben-Jansen, CEO of Maersk Logistics and Damco says: "Under the new, single brand our primary drivers remain our passion for customers and our dedication to service delivery. And our teams across the globe will become even easier to do business with than before."
"We will continue to build on the strengths already embedded in our company, particularly putting our customers and their business first. That means spending more time with our customers, asking questions, and engaging with them to build the right solutions – because we want to become and remain our customers' preferred choice in the industry when it comes to selecting a reliable, high-quality provider across all our services," explains Rolf Habben-Jansen.
Under the new brand, Damco will continue to offer customers - counting more than 10,000 customers globally, including prominent multinationals from amongst other the retail, apparel, electronics and chemicals
industries, as well as small independent importers and exporters – a broad range of logistics services covering A-to-B forwarding and time-sensitive reefer logistics to advanced supply chain management
solutions and consultancy.
Habben-Jansen says: "To us, it's important that we think beyond the norm and that we create competitive solutions for our customers regardless of their size. We believe we represent the best of multiple worlds: The
locally anchored and customer-focused forwarding business combined with the advanced and visionary solutions of our supply chain solutions – all backed up with the strengths, stability, and capabilities of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. We have a lot to offer, even if we today are maybe less well-known in the market than some of our competitors."
In the interim period between June and 7 September, the supply chain services will continue to be delivered under the Maersk Logistics brand, and the forwarding services will continue to be delivered under the
About Maersk Logistics/Damco
Maersk Logistics/Damco offers a broad range of supply chain management and freight forwarding services to customers all over the world.
Maersk Logistics/Damco has 10,500 colleagues in 272 offices, covering over 93 countries in Africa, Asia, North America, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.
In 2008, the business had a net turn-over of USD 2.8 billion, shipped more than half a million TEUs ocean freight, air freighted over 60,000 tonnes, and handled over 50 million CBMs for our supply chain management
Maersk Logistics/Damco is an independent business activity within the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group.
For more information, refer to attached company profile or visit www.maersklogistics.com and www.damco.com.
Maersk Logistics and Damco combined as new market force