The independent and impartial research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. has released its 2021 Magic Quadrant overview of key international 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) providers. Whereas Maersk in the past has been profiled as a “niche player”, Gartner now recognises A. P. Moller - Maersk as a significant 3PL provider and a “challenger”.
Gartner evaluates Maersk and other vendors under end-to-end digital offering, market responsiveness, customer experience, and operations in the Ability to Execute Criteria. Maersk serves a wide array of markets, including chemicals, automotive, pharma, high tech, lifestyle and FMCG. Among the 17 companies listed in the quadrant, Maersk improved within the areas “Completeness of vision” and “Ability to execute”. (Gartner, ‘Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide’, Susan Boylan David Gonzalez, Farrah Salim, Brian Whitlock, Chris Kina, June 28, 2021).
Already last year Gartner acknowledged Maersk Neonav as an exemplar third-party innovations for 2021. (Gartner, ‘Shippers Take Note: 3PLs Are Innovative and Here is the Proof’, Supply Chain Research Team, March 01, 2021).
I am extremely proud to see how the general strategy and our expansion on e2e digital solutions, created by our talented employees is being lauded by Gartner. We strive every day to create new, better and smarter solutions that continue to add value for our customers, and we hold this recognition from Gartner in high esteem.
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