Maersk signed an international freight supply chain management partnership with consumer goods giant Unilever that will take effect in 2022.
According to an official statement from Maersk: “The four-year agreement will see the development and management of Unilever’s International Control Tower Solution – an operational management solution which will consolidate the execution of its global ocean and air transport, with the aim of enhancing visibility, increasing efficiency and driving reductions in emissions across its operations.”
Maersk will provide operational management of international ocean and air transport, as well as logistics knowledge, data analytics, and the digital supply chain management platform NeoNav to Unilever’s supply chain, which spans more than 190 countries.
We are excited that Unilever has chosen our logistics expertise and our technological platform NeoNav to provide an overview of the links that make up its ocean and air logistics operations. At the same time NeoNav also offers actionable insights on how to optimize the supply chain, for example in terms of carbon emissions. Unilever having one of the most effective supply chains in the world, we are glad that we can further support Unilever, enhancing their resilience and transparency through our digital platform and taking it to the next level.Aymeric Chandavoine, Head of Logistics & Services at A.P. Moller – Maersk
We’re delighted to be working with Maersk to unify our global ocean and air logistics operations. Not only does this end-to-end approach ensure better service for our customers and reduce business waste, the added visibility will also help us mitigate risk, increase agility, and help us achieve our company wide target of becoming carbon neutral by 2039.Michelle Grose, VP Global Logistics and Fulfilment at Unilever
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