A.P. Møller - Mærsk has acquired freight forwarding company Senator International.

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Senator has a well-developed airfreight network comprising own controlled flights and long-term partnerships, as well as a full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL) network. It also offers specialised services such packaging, warehousing and distribution across five continents. 

The acquisition will enable Maersk to offer an even wider range of products and the ability to provide flexible and integrated logistics solutions to customers. 

“As a global provider of integrated logistics, we are improving our ability to provide end-to-end solutions to our customers. With Senator on board, we are ramping up our airfreight capacity, network, and know-how significantly to cater even better for our customers,” said Vincent Clerc, ceo of ocean and logistics at A.P. Møller - Mærsk.

Maersk’s ambition is to have approximately one third of its annual air tonnage carried within its own controlled freight network, which will be achieved through a combination of owned and leased aircraft. The remaining capacity will be provided by strategic commercial carriers and charter flight operators.