Maersk E-Commerce Logistics to Enter the US Market

According to a recent report, the Maersk eCommerce Logistics business unit is getting into business in the US in a push to capitalize on the $ 600B eCommerce market there.

Maersk boasts a network of over 70 strategically placed e-fulfillment centers capable of delivering to 75% of the population in the US within 24 hours and 95% within 48 hours.

Casey Adams, head of Maersk eCommerce logistics in North America, said the following in a recent press release: “Business gets more competitive every day as US consumer online shopping demand continues to grow. Our fulfillment network is designed to bring B2C expertise and scale to Maersk customers with direct-to-consumer fulfillment, parcel delivery, and supply chain visibility in an end-to-end offering. By making eCommerce supply chains easier and more robust, we can deliver factory-to-sofa service. ”

Before emerging in the US market, Maersk has rapidly expanded its eCommerce presence with recent acquisitions, purchasing Visible Supply Chain Management – a notable US-based eCommerce fulfillment firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company also acquired two European eCommerce firms: B2C Europe and HUUB and Asia’s LF Logistics.

Maersk hopes that the previous acquisitions will provide integrated logistics solutions in the North American market, especially in B2B warehousing and distribution.

The Danish shipping company Maersk already has a significant presence in Europe and Asia, serving over 100,000 clients with B2B supply chains and transporting 12 million containers per year. Its services include order and transportation management, customs clearance, and a range of eCommerce fulfillment options.

Its Californian-based branch, Performance Team (acquired in April 2020), will offer warehousing and distribution solutions and a full range of transportation services for the North American market.

Mr. Adams and the Maersk team were in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2022 Shoptalk event from March 27-30. The agenda of the conference, which attracts over 8,000 people each year, covered the latest retail technologies, trends, and business models and discussed consumers’ behavior.

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