(PRESS RELEASE) FLORHAM PARK, NJ, United States, 7-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Maersk (CPH: MAERSK-B), a global leader in container shipping, has announced that it scooped two awards in recognition of its successful performance in Ocean and Logistics at the 2022 Executive Carrier Council of The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. The company has been named Ocean Carrier of the Year and International Logistics Partner of the Year by The Home Depot.
The Home Depot Ocean Carrier Partner of the Year award is given to the ocean carrier of the year who consistently demonstrates high booking acceptance, network flexibility, and a high degree of overall partnership. The second award, International Logistics Partner of the Year, recognized Maersk as, “instrumental in ensuring import freight flows successfully from origin factories to destination ports and is cleared timely with U.S. Customs.”
“Maersk has been a partner for 20 years with a vast global footprint. Maersk supports our origins and destinations with a dedicated staff who understands The Home Depot’s business and is constantly looking for solutions. Despite the industry challenges in 2021, Maersk was consistent in moving contracted capacity and executing with a high service level,” said Sarah Galica, Vice President – Transportation of The Home Depot.
“These two awards mean a lot to our team and our global integrator of supply chain strategy. We look forward to more end-to-end solutions to support The Home Depot’s success in 2022,” commented Narin Phol, Regional Managing Director of Maersk North America.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement retailer, operating a total of 2,317 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company relies on its supply chain partners to operate with flexibility and agility to meet customer demand for home improvement products where and when they need it.
Maersk is the global integrator of supply chains, employing an assets-based approach that enables better operational control, accountability and speed of execution. The company deploys a fleet of container vessels (700), operates 76 strategically-located global container terminals, 58 North American distribution and fulfillment centers and a fleet of 250 trucks in the U.S. Maersk is also a founding member of the TradeLens digitization platform for global supply chains.
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SOURCE: A.P. Moller – Maersk