Changes at Maersk Line take competitors by surprise

Competing carriers are noting that Maersk Line and APM Terminals will now be working even closer together in the new Transportation & Logistics division, just as they note how Søren Skou's professional network now dominates the group's senior executive positions.

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Maersk's decision to pool all its container activities together in the new Maersk Transportation & Logistics is, from the Danish conglomerate's perspective, the right way to squeeze more synergies from its box-related businesses.

The Maersk Executive Board thus believes it makes sense to have the entire supply chain – from the ones building containers to the ones delivering the containers to customers – placed under the new business unit which Chairman Michael Pram Rasmussen describes as "the new conglomerate."

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