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Maersk forms logistics JV in South Africa with Grindrod

Continuing its global logistics integrator quest, Maersk is forming a joint venture with South Africa’s Grindrod in which it will hold a 51% stake.

“We will have a far greater ability to seamlessly integrate solutions between ocean and the landside whilst weaving into our organisation an increased capability and experience through colleagues from Grindrod, who has long held a strong reputation in the landslide logistics space,” commented Jonathan Horn, area managing director for Maersk Southern Africa.

Xolani Mbambo, CEO of Grindrod Freight Services, said: “Our combined service offering will provide further flexibility and will ultimately contribute to making a positive difference in South Africa’s trade with the world.”

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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