“APM Terminals Japan is very proud to be part of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and it’s very exciting for Yokohama to be the first stop of these rainbow containers’ journey”, comments Sakura Kuma, Managing Director, APM Terminals Japan. “The initiative brings memories of a famous song ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ and for me personally this exemplifies that what we deliver is not only cargo, but also a commitment for a better future, where diversity and inclusion is something completely natural. It is also a great example that Yokohama is geographically critical to Transpacific trade, especially westbound.”
What we deliver is not only cargo, but also a commitment for a better future, where diversity and inclusion is something completely natural.
The rainbow boxes will have a few more stops where employees will get this opportunity to see and sign the units before their arrival in Copenhagen.
“We are honoured and excited to see first rainbow containers in Yokohama. In Maersk Japan and Korea, we are driving various diversity and inclusion activities (Pride Week, gender diversity, psychological safety) to create an inclusive workplace environment”, shared Rosa Kim, Head of Maersk’s NEA Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “As of this year, Maersk Japan and Korea collaborates with a number of customers and other companies to increase awareness and drive actual changes in the society.
Throughout their voyage, all those lucky enough to see one of these rainbow containers are encouraged to take a picture and share on social media platforms like Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook using the hashtag #InclusionAllTheWay.
About A.P. Moller - Maersk
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 80,000 people.
About APM Terminals
APM Terminals operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port networks. We’re uniquely positioned to help both shipping line and landside customers grow their business and achieve better supply chain efficiency, flexibility and dependability.
Our team of 21,000 industry professionals is focused on delivering the operational excellence and solutions businesses require to reach their potential. The 75 terminals in our global network are operated exclusively by APM Terminals or together with a joint venture partner. This equates to handling around 250 vessel calls per day and 40 million TEUs per year.
APM Terminals is part of A.P. Moller -Maersk.