Maersk Acquires E-Commerce Logistics Firms in U.S. and Europe

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S has acquired Salt Lake Metropolis-based Seen Provide Chain Administration, a business-to-consumer (B2C) logistics firm targeted on parcel supply and success providers, for $838 million, the world’s largest container line introduced Friday. Maersk additionally introduced the intention to amass B2C Europe Holding B.V., a B2C parcel supply firm based mostly within the Netherlands.

“At the moment, prospects depend on the built-in logistics method and providers which Maersk provides,” stated Vincent Clerc, CEO of Maersk Ocean & Logistics. “By combining that with the working fashions and worth proposition of Seen SCM and B2C Europe, we’ll allow our prospects to proceed to develop their e-commerce providing, thus extending the scope and potential of our strategic partnerships. The acquisitions will present Maersk with a powerful progress platform within the quickly evolving discipline of e-commerce, the place our investments in digitalization and integration will create vital synergies and make an enormous distinction for patrons’ skill to promote throughout a number of channels successfully.”

“Integrating our firm with Maersk aligns with our values and strategic objective to scale our providers to achieve extra prospects with our confirmed enterprise mannequin,” stated Jared Starling, CEO of Seen. “Collectively we could be a trusted associate throughout all prospects’ provide chains and produce our B2C experience to Maersk prospects with on-line gross sales success, parcel supply and provide chain visibility in an end-to-end providing.”

B2C Europe CEO José Vega Vazquez added: “We’re proud and stay up for enjoying a key half in enabling Maersk to reinforce its built-in logistics worth proposition. Bringing our experience and competencies collectively will provide prospects a novel alternative to take management and drive flexibility into their B2C provide chains.”