Dreams come true for young Maersk-lover

A few times a year, letters from kids around the world land on the desk of Nana Rasmussen, Event Manager in Maersk’s Corporate Branding team.

Photo: Peter Elmholt

Those children are true Maersk fans – they love the company, adore the famous Maersk blue colour and have been “ship enthusiasts their entire lives” – just like 9-year-old Ethan Liddy from Australia, who has had a passion for Maersk containers, trains and ships for years. He has been dreaming of visiting Maersk Headquarters in Copenhagen.

Ethan’s dreams came true when he paid a visit to Maersk while on a family vacation in Europe and the Esplanaden team arranged for him to visit the Maersk Museum which he found out about on the Maersk website. His surprise grew even bigger when it turned out he could also visit the Triple-E Marit Maersk during her port stay in Aarhus, which – in his own words - was “fantabuloustastic”.

Maersk has a long history of engaging with potential future employees in their youth, many of whom have been Maersk-lovers for years. Around the world, many offices organise traditional family days, where employees can bring their children and show them their work environment – often resulting in long-lasting attachment to the company.

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