6 November 2007

Maersk Logistics signed a collaborative agreement with The University of Queensland Business School to build an ongoing partnership to work towards mutually beneficial outcomes.

The agreement will forge initiatives in scholarships for postgraduate international supply chain management education, collaborative research projects, graduate recruitment, executive education, and intellectual capital sharing.

Dr David Parker, logistics expert at UQ Business School said, “Maersk is a global leader in logistics and supply chain management and their participation in this agreement will deliver a range of benefits to students and the school.”

The agreement was signed by Professor Tim Brailsford, UQBS Head of School and Mr Paul Williams, Manager of Maersk Logistics Oceania Area, at UQ Business School Downtown the School’s CBD events and conference facility.

Maersk Logistics was founded in 1977 in Taiwan and Hong Kong. With 20% growth each year since 1992, the company now employs 8,000 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 (FMCG), cold chain logistics, and chemicals.

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