Time to go to London again. I have some very interesting meetings and business dinners lined up.

Tomorrow I will speak at the C4DTI Digital Trade conference. The Digital Trade Conference (DTC) is the annual, international, flagship event for ICC Centre for Digital Trade and Innovation (C4DTI). 

Tomorrow night it is awards night. Maerk is nominated and shortöisted in two categories.

See you there.

The current crisis in the Red Sea has made global maritime transport more dependent on African ports. While the disruption of shipping through the Suez Canal since last November has led to delays in maritime transport in the East African economies, it has also increased sharply the vessel arrivals in African ports, particularly containerships at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. By early March 2024, containership arrivals at South African ports increased by 328% since early December 2023, leading to port congestion in Durban and Cape Town. Port authorities and governments in the region are currently focused on reducing congestion.

However, and to fully take advantage of the maritime business and trade growth opportunities arising from additional vessel arrivals, African countries need to invest in implementing trade facilitation measures, improving port operations, enhancing cargo handling capacity, and strengthening coordination among border agencies. Increased shipping connections to African ports not only generate business for ports but also benefit African trade. Regional cooperation, investment in digital trade facilitation and infrastructure, and development of human resources are the main three pillars required to realise this ambition and effectively succeed in this path.

Read the entire article here: UNCTAD

Source: UNCTAD

Today we are excited to mark the 120-year anniversary of Maersk! On 16 April 1904, our founder, A.P. Møller, supported by his father, Peter Mærsk Møller, founded the Steamship Company Svendborg, the forerunner of today’s A.P. Moller – Maersk.

 Throughout the 20th century, Maersk expanded its operation from trampers to liner shipping, first with new routes to major markets such as USA, Japan, and the Philippines. The introduction of containerisation in the 1950s completely transformed global trade as well as Maersk, with modern Maersk ships capable of transporting over 18,000 containers – more than 300 times the capacity of our first steamship, all those years ago
Maersk expanded its reach from 40 countries in 1990 to more than 100 countries just ten years later. Today, Maersk is active in 120 countries across the world with the purpose of becoming the true integrator of integrator logistics.
Stay tuned on our channel as we will dive into our proud heritage. 
Visit our website to learn more about our 120-year history 👉🏽 https://lnkd.in/eS4mMjeC