Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. The Maersk Liner business also includes Safmarine, Seago Line, and MCC. The company operates in over 120 countries around the world and has a fleet of over 600 ships which sail every major trade lane on the globe.
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“Putting together and launching such a large network in less than six months has been a significant undertaking. Remarkable focus and hard work across all functions in Maersk Line made it possible” says Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer in Maersk Line.
Maersk Sofia’s voyage is a particularly sweet capstone for the 2M deployment given that the implementation of Maersk Line’s new East West network began in the weeks leading up to Lunar New Year, a holiday celebrated across Asia that has a major impact on global supply chains.
“The short period before Lunar New Year is always very hectic because the demand is high. It places a lot of strain on the entire Maersk Line organisation,” says Klaus Rud Sejling, Head of East West Trades for Maersk Line. “Typically, the rate levels are also relatively high in this period which means there is also a financial incentive to make the coordination between all Maersk Line’s many units work seamlessly.”