Maersk announces new acquisition! Strengthen the project logistics service capacity

On August 5, Maersk announced on its official website that it had reached an agreement to acquire Martin bencher group, a project logistics company headquartered in Denmark. The enterprise value of the transaction is US $61 million.

Maersk said that for projects with complex components of special scale that require special solutions, transportation may be very complex. Martin bencher has excellent competitiveness in the project logistics field of non container transportation.

According to Maersk, Martin bencher was founded in 1997, headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, and operates in major regions of the world. It is a light asset logistics supplier focusing on project logistics. It has 31 offices and nearly 170 employees in 23 countries / regions. The core competence of the company is to provide end-to-end project logistics solutions for global customers. The company's competitive advantages include deep industry expertise, good performance, long-term cooperation with stakeholders and strong professional skills.


Project logistics is a professional service in the global logistics industry. It combines traditional freight and transportation capabilities with unique skills and capabilities required for project planning, transportation engineering, procurement, health and safety, security, environmental and quality compliance, and contract and supplier management. It covers the combination of solution design, special goods transportation and project management services, including detailed planning, coordination and sequencing of end-to-end transportation from suppliers to destinations, to ensure that all goods meet and arrive in time.


Karsten kildahl, managing director of Maersk Europe, pointed out: "Martin bencher will be very suitable for Maersk and our integrator strategy, and can enhance Maersk's ability to provide project logistics services to global customers. When Martin bencher joins Maersk, we will be able to provide highly reliable, good performance and pay high attention to health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) Project logistics services. In addition to supporting the project logistics needs of existing customers, we can also provide more comprehensive services to customers in a wider range of industries. "

In addition to acquiring Martin bencher, Maersk also launched a new product - Maersk project logistics. This will strengthen Maersk's existing project logistics services and provide professional services for the global logistics industry.

Such services require transport management capabilities and deep technical expertise in specific supply chain elements, such as handling large and special lifting cargoes, conducting road surveys, arranging delivery plans, and equipping on-site unloading and assembly equipment.


Project logistics is no stranger to Maersk. In Europe and North America, Maersk project logistics has certain competitiveness. In order to further develop and provide customers with more mature products and services, the existing business will be integrated into a global product, which will benefit customers more.

Maersk believes that a strong project logistics solution is a key factor to meet the logistics needs of customers. Industries requiring project logistics services include renewable energy, pulp and paper, power generation, mining, automobile, assistance and relief, government contract logistics and industrial manufacturing.

The acquisition needs to be approved by the relevant regulatory authorities, and the transaction will be completed after the relevant approval is obtained (it is expected to be at the end of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023). Until the end of the transaction, Maersk and Martin bencher were still two independent companies. Their business will continue to operate as usual without affecting employees, customers or suppliers.

Post time: Aug-15-2022