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 …

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 …

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 …

Read our new blue paper on supply chain resilience & risks from my colleague Zera Zheng & the Maerks team.

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Alexander Isak in Newcastle has just gone level with Zlatan Ibrahimovic (2016-17) for most goals by a Swedish player in a Premier League season

World Trade Organization (WTO) has released their ’Global Trade Outlook and Statsistics Report’ and it is looking positive. These are comments from the WTO Cheif Economist Ralph Ossa: ”The latest edition of the WTO’s Global Trade Outlook and Statistics foresees a gradual recovery in world merchandise trade volume in 2024 and 2025. This follows …

Exciting day in Yokohama. The namegiving of our third methanol enabled vessel, Astrid Mærsk. It made its way to Japan from Korea on green methanol, sourced by our great Energy Markets team. Godspeed, Astrid Mærsk, may you have fair winds and following seas.

data reveals a staggering 59.7% surge in container volume demand from #China to #Mexico in January 2024 compared to the January 2023. With volumes soaring from 73,000 TEU to 117,000 TEU (source: Container Trades Statistics), this trade route emerges as one of the world’s fastest-growing. Two pivotal factors fuel this remarkable growth: 1.The rise …

Welcome Astrid Maersk. The future is here. Consistent with the tradition of naming Maersk vessels after members of the founding family, Astrid Mærsk is named after Astrid Uggla who served as godmother to our first large methanol-enabled vessel Ane Mærsk. Astrid Uggla is the grand-daughter of Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, the chair of A.P. …

Only a fool and/or a customs & trade expert has the alarm bell to go off at 02.45am for another mission to fix the world.

UNCTAD’s Global Trade Update shows encouraging signs amidst persistent challenges. The overall outlook for trade in 2024 is positive, with increasing demand for environmental goods, especially electric cars, set to play a crucial role in driving growth. ✅ International trade is expected to rebound in 2024 after experiencing declines for several quarters. ✅ Preliminary …

Did you know that 90% of commodities are transported by ocean globally? Maersk, a leading logistics and transportation company, transports 1 in 5 of these containers and owns 64 terminals complemented by a vast network of warehouses globally. Learn about the risks faced in this industry and what Maersk is doing to address them …

The Swedish National Board of Trade has presented an interesting research report about utilization of Free Trade Agreements (FTA) & the complications around Rules of Origin (ROO). Christopher Wingård, one of the authors of the report, says: ”At the beginning of the work, we were convinced that we would be able to connect specific …

MCS Global Trade and Customs Consulting (GTCC) Townhall yesterday with our teams from all round the world & with our top manager Dimitrios Armenakis, Head of Managed by Maersk, as a very appreciated guest of honor & speaker. In addition, we had a great Q&A session with an active dialogue. Our people is everything.

Interesting reflection om the development of the worlds’ megaports. Source: MaritimeAnalytica

At the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC13)in AbuDhabi, three-quarters of WTO members issued a Joint Ministerial Declaration marking the finalization of the Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala highlights the pivotal role of water in achieving all Sustainable Development Goals. Trade drive growth, development, job creation – and is one of the most important tools for poverty reduction.

“Sometimes coaches want to feel like God.” Henrik Rydstrom has rejected the idea of positional play and embraced a more anarchic structure – winning the Swedish title with Malmo. In this exclusive interview, he explains why there is another way… The story of how Malmo’s Henrik Rydstrom became Europe’s most innovative coach begins in …

DHS and CBP have “detained over $2.6 billion of cargo in less than two years under this (UFLPA) act — thousands of shipments of tomatoes, cotton products, apparel, polysilicon, aluminum and metals, automotive parts and agricultural products.” Read this interview with Robert Silvers of the US Department of Homeland Security discusses enforcement of the …

Logistics in Asia Pacific is already in a state of flux that’s creating bottlenecks and affecting the bottom line. Experts predict this upheaval will only increase as the year moves ahead. What are the causes of this turmoil? The pertinent answer to this question ranges from an unstable global order, more extreme weather events, …