30 May 2007

Maersk Logistics will work with The University of Queensland Business School (UQBS) under a partnership model covering scholarships, graduate recruitment, executive education, and intellectual capital sharing.

UQBS Logistics expert Dr David Parker said the initial meeting had gone very well.

"Maersk is a global leader in logistics and supply chain management and their participation will deliver a range of benefits to students – as well as opening up exciting research opportunities," he said.

"In the short term, Maersk will fund one scholarship and aim to recruit one or two graduates."

General Manager Supply Chain Management Steffen Th. Steensbaek said Maersk hoped to work with UQ Business School to host joint events.

"We plan to hold a number of joint events and will use each others’ networks to disseminate quality research findings and identify emerging logistics issues," Mr Steensbaek said.

"In the longer term, we’re looking at joint supply chain research."

Maersk Logistics was founded in 1977 in Taiwan and Hong Kong. With 20 percent growth each year since 1992, the company now employs 8000 staff worldwide and has in excess of 300 offices in more than 90 countries.

The company’s main business is in retail, apparel, and footwear with recent successful entry into electronics, fast moving consumer goods, cold chain logistics, and chemicals.

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