Maersk is looking at land-based acquisitions next year as it moves to take greater control of global supply chains. Speaking with the Financial Times earlier this week, Maersk’s chief executive Soren Skou outlined plans to bolster investments in sectors such as trucking and warehousing.
“The future will be very much about scaling the land side of the equation . . . We for sure have to do some acquisitions in the logistics space, primarily to gain capability and scale,” Skou said.
The Maersk executive explained: “Our vision is that customers can buy everything they need for their global supply chain from Maersk.”
Under Skou’s watch, Maersk has shed its energy-related businesses to focus on its container-related investments.