The members of The Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong had the opportunity to meet Head of Maersk Line South China Cluster – David Skov, on Thursday, 19 April. It was also an opportunity for the 25 participants to visit Maersk’s premises in Kowloon Bay which functions as the head office for Maersk Line in North Asia.
Maersk line, a part of AP Moeller Maersk A/S Group, the world’s largest carrier: transporting more than eight million containers in 2011. Its main competitors are MSC and CMA-CGM.
Globally, Maersk Line is organized in eight regions. Maersk Hong Kong belongs to the South China Cluster. This South China Cluster contributes to approximately 40% of the total volume out of China. In South China, the main ports used are Nansha, Yantian and Hong Kong.
Maersk Line has identified three challenges in the industry which are reliability, ease of business and environmental excellence.
David Skov also informed that Maersk Line has implemented a new strategy about delivery on time from the three main ports in China to the three main ports in Europe.
If there were to be a delay on their part, Maersk Line will give a monetary compensation. They also guarantee the transportation time, which is 30 days from China to Europe.
David Skov concluded his presentation by stating that the 21st century belongs to emerging markets such as South and Latin America, Africa and Middle East, Central and East Europe including Russia and Asia, except Asian Tigers and Japan.
Participants were treated to a cozy atmosphere during the presentation followed by a delicious buffet.