As a global integrator of logistics in South Africa, A. P. Moller – Maersk now takes the next step to partner with Grindrod Limited to provide logistics solutions.
In order to enhance its capabilities as a global integrator of logistics in South Africa, A. P. Moller – Maersk now takes the next step to partner with Grindrod Limited to provide logistics solutions.
Through this proposed joint venture, the logistics activities of Grindrod Intermodal business and the ocean activities of Ocean Africa Container Lines (OACL) will complement Maersk’s current Ocean capabilities and Logistics & Services, enabling customers seamless access to a wider range of end-to-end supply chain solutions. Maersk will have a 51% share in this proposed joint venture which will increase access to landside infrastructure and capabilities which are critical to delivering reliable logistics solutions.
With over 100 years of experience The Grindrod Group is a well-known and trusted partner in South Africa. It is the ambition of Maersk to build on the foundation of Grindrod to expand its offerings to customers.
Customers looking for end-to-end solutions in South Africa will continue to work with Maersk, however after closing most of the landside execution will be done by the proposed new joint venture.
The transaction is subject to obtaining regulatory approvals, including required competition law approvals. The new organization will be formed and go live within a few weeks of approval being granted by relevant regulators. Until then both companies remain separate and will continue to conduct their businesses independently.
About the A.P. Moller – Maersk.
A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 80,000 people.
Source : maritimegateway