Be a rebel. Innovation is all about having an activist open mindset, identiying opportunities & seeing solution-paths where nobody walked before. As Steve Jobs said, ’Think different’. Like in the legendary Apple commercial from 1997 that changed marketing forever. ’Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in …

Today is Midsummer’s Eve in Sweden, the major holiday in Sweden, celebrating the longest days of the year. We celebrate by dancing around a maypole and singing traditional songs with flower wreaths in our hair – a tribute to the light of day since our Viking days. All people have a Midsummer dinner with …

We held another successful Customs Client Forum (CCF) in Bogota, Colombia. We are creating a new kind of platform for dialogue make the ’Voice of the Customer’ heard. This is tremendously important when we in partnership together design end-to-end solutions for the future but also for conversations with regulators & decision makers to make …

Today I am in London for a meeting with the UK Trade Facilitation Commission. Important work. Trade Facilitation generates growth of economies & provides predictability at borders – while at the same time reducing carbon emissions & food waste. The answer is digital smart borders.

The EuroCup 2024 in Germany has started. After several torunaments with various set-upd we are back to a traditional championship organized in one country. It has started as the party a football tournament always should be. Germany a superstart with a 5-1 victory over Scotland in the opening game, the home nation looks strong. …

Great progress in Pakistan! Pakistan Customs has successfully completed business process mapping of its core functions during the first five months of the World Bank funded project for transformation of Customs operations. ’This project was designed in April, 2021 but came into implementations since December, 2023, said a news release here on Monday’. ’Technical …

Today I participated as panel member & speaker at the Enigio webinar ’Embracing Digital Trade’ today. An excellent & timely event. Great to share a panel with Rogier van Lammeren from Lloyds Banking Group & Roger Lindqvist from Ericsson. Thank you Ulf Eggefors & team at Enigio for organizing this. You are a thought-leading …

Only two weeks left until the 2024 Aid for Trade Global Review! Join ministers & thought leaders from around the world in more than 60 sessions focused on mainstreaming trade. Registration & programme: https://bit.ly/3JD9w8u #Aid4Trade

Today at the Gartner SupplyChain Symposium/Xpo™ 2024 my Johanna Hainz predented ’How successful companies ensure high-performing supply chains’ highlighted the importance of fostering resilience and flexibility to secure continuity and competitiveness in the ever-evolving global landscape’. Great stuff!

MCS Leadership meeting in our Gothenburg office today. Great strategic discussions. We will continue to rock!

AEO continues to grow. Hong Kong Customs signs AEO Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) Action Plan with United Arab Emirates Customs. My friend Mr Suoud Salem AlAgroobi,Director of International Customs Relations of the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security of the United Arab Emirates, signed the AEO MRA with Mr Rudy Hui, …

The World Bank’s 2023 Container Port Performance Index reveals that Maersk’s APM Terminals operates at six of the top-ten rated container ports.  Maersk’s Majestic Maersk in the APM Terminals in the port of Algeciras in Spain, which was ranked number 10 best-performing port of 2023. Spurce:ShippingWatco

Today I participated in a closed-door virtual round-table on ’Borders of the Future’ jointly convened by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Policy Lab. timely & valuable discussions with a superteam of experts.

Teamwork is everything If you’re to deliver winning efficiency in your supply chain. That’s why Maersk connects everything you need on land, sea and air to streamline logistics. From start to finish, you’ll gain complete visibility of your supply chain so you can react faster. Let’s pull together now to transform your business efficiency: …

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What do Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Bono, Maureen Van Zandt, Darlene Love and The Sopranos all have in common? The answer is Stevie Van Zandt, actor, activist and musician of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. In between playing with Bruce Springsteen and a multitude of musical legends of the era, Steven …

The EU Import Control System 2 (ICS2) signifies a monumental leap forward in customs security processes for the European Union (EU) and its associated territories. This automated entry system, inaugurated on June 3, 2024, is poised to safeguard the EU’s single market and its populace by fortifying border security measures. At its core, ICS2 …

Do you want more predictability? Resilience? Visibility? – of your international trade operations? The Maersk Customs Hub is a new way of centralising, digitalising and improving your entire customs operation – to create supervision & digital visibility of your global, regional & local customs operation. Our unique blend of cutting-edge technology, & customs experts …

UPU launched its AI-focused Innovation Challenge in Berne in conjunction with the 32nd Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics. UPU DG: “Over the next few days, as we have done regularly over the last one hundred and fifty years of the UPU’s existence, we will engage in lively discussions, and explore new ways of …