Wind turbine component manufacturer Vestas has formed a long-term strategic partnership for all its containerised transport with A.P. Møller – Mærsk.
The partnership, effective January 1, 2022, includes door-to-door transport from its suppliers to factories and service warehouses, as well as containerised site parts and transport equipment. In addition, the partnership also includes all airfreight shipments.
The partnership does not include non-containerised road transport and outbound transport, which will continue to be managed by DSV and other partners.
“We are enthusiastic to be chosen as Vestas’ main logistics partner. Running a global supply chain that can meet the needs from a global leader in sustainable energy solutions is both a complex and highly demanding undertaking. We will work hard to provide fast, resilient and dynamic supply chain solutions to Vestas as a modern end-to-end logistics company with fully controlled assets, while empowering them and turning complications into opportunities,” said Vincent Clerc, executive vice president and ceo ocean and logistics at A.P. Møller – Mærsk.
The move appears in line with Maersk’s strategy of dealing directly with shippers and become a one-stop-shop integrator. The carrier has already declined bookings from forwarders on some trade lanes, notably Asia-Europe.