As global companies fine-tune and alter their supply chains, the Maersk Group businesses are at the heart of the changes and winning business in the process. China’s biggest car manufacturer, Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, is one example. Geely’s global operation is so large and spread out that it has given Maersk Line and Damco full control of its entire logistics supply chain.
Building a relationship
A long-term deal with the world’s largest telecommunication equipment provider, Chinese Huawei, solidifies Maersk Line’s relationship with an important customer and underlines the importance of relationship building in growing markets.
Famed British retailer Marks & Spencer is sourcing more of its production from new, lower cost locations. By helping navigate logistic and infrastructure challenges, Damco is winning new business from this important customer.
What started out as a school project has now led to a start-up company and busy times for two ambitious Maersk cadets. Their idea aims to reduce pollution and optimise energy consumption on board vessels.
A growing team of data scientists – in what the Harvard Business Review has called ”the sexiest job of the century” – is using Maersk Line’s abundance of data to chip away at key operational and commercial challenges, not to mention to explore ideas for new business models.
The economic potential of the African hinterlands is undeniable. Transportation to the coast, however, is a costly add-on. Easier logistics, partnerships and filling containers both ways is Maersk Line’s way to ease the burden.
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