Maersk Vietnam announces its 30th Anniversary: New goal on the world’s logistics map.

Viet Nam launched the first Viet Nam - Belgium railway route by Maersk in cooperation with Ratraco last July.

In August 2021, A.P. Moller - Maersk announced its 30th anniversary in Viet Nam by opening 3 brand new transcontinental freight routes passing Viet Nam: Including one railway route from Ha Noi to Liege in July 2021 and two transoceanic lines from the Far East to North America in August 2021.

According to Agility, Viet Nam currently ranks 8th out of 50 emerging markets. Currently, one out of five containers worldwide are handled by Maersk. The company is responsible for transporting 16-17 per cent of the world’s freight, including 123.5 million tons of goods in Viet Nam in the first four months of 2021.

Over the past 30 years, Maersk has gradually contributed to putting Viet Nam on the international logistics map. In October 2020, Cai Mep International Port welcomed the “super” container vessel called Margrethe Maersk, one of the world’s largest ocean liners with a nominal capacity of 20,000 TEU. This was a historic event.

As Maersk looks forward, there are two clear strategic imperatives.

Heading to “Decarbonized logistics”, the Danish company has vowed to only order new vessels which can use carbon-neutral fuel as it seeks to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight new vessels are expected to be delivered by 2024, for greener transportation.

Moreover, with the goal of "Digitalising global logistics", Maersk applies technology to new digital products:

TradeLens: Using blockchain technology, it allows data to be securely shared among multiple parties through a decentralised and distributed system, allowing real-time access, removing the need for physical documentation.

Maersk SPOT: One of Maersk’s online products in which shippers can simply click and book online even from a mobile device. Rate calculations are fixed at the time of booking, and a cargo loading guarantee avoids the unpredictability of being rolled.

Mr. Scott Elliott, CFO of Maersk Asia-Pacific and Area Managing Director of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar & Laos (VCML region) states that:

“Viet Nam currently is the largest contributor to the overall business in the VCML region, leading this regional market with more than 1,200 multinational employees and 10 logistics warehouse facilities. Towards 2026, our business strategy focuses on two key points: Firstly, focusing on attracting more customers in the VCML area. Secondly, developing our talent in the organisation that complements our integrator strategy and drives a customer-centric culture.”

The Denmark giant is not only a global logistics leader but a powerhouse of talent as well. Its employees represent a diverse pool of cultures and nationalities, with a wide range of experience and tenure. Maersk Vietnam's model workplace has been evidenced by many prestigious awards: Top 11 Best places to work 2020Top 50 Vietnam Best Places to Work 2020Best Place to Work in Asia 2020 and 2021.

With the value proposition to employees - “Together, All The Way”, the employees at Maersk truly experience this by being part of a progressive organisation where their development, growth and engagement is given top priority and is achieved through a host of curated and benchmark career development and engagement programmes.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in Viet Nam, Maersk is proud of its value for its customers, suppliers, employees, society and all other stakeholders. With clear strategic priorities, a roadmap for the future and a dynamic talent pool, Maersk can no doubt achieve its vision of Connecting & Simplifying the Global Supply Chains, contributing to the growth of Viet Nam.

HIEU MINH