Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specialized in freight forwarding and supply chain management services. They manage and serve some of the most advanced supply chains in the world, in a diverse range of industries. Their aim is to focus on simplifying complex supply chains and uncover efficiency improvements accordingly.
Damco assists clients in freight forwarding, supply chain management, customers brokerage, warehouse distribution, supply chain visibility, supply chain and design optimization and supply chain program development.
Facts & Figures
Damco has more than 100 years’ experience in logistics. Worldwide, the company employes more than 10,000 people. They work at 300 locations across the globe. The company has a global presence in about 100 countries and a total revenue of approximately USD 2.5 billion (2016). Damco is headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Part of the Maersk Group
The history of Damco goes back to the beginning of the 20th century when it was founded under the name of C.W.H. van Dam & Co. This company initially focused on providing freight forwarding services between Germany and Rotterdam along the river Rhine. Many mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations occurred across the board. Fast forward to the latest developments: Damco is now one of the five pillars of the Transport & Logistics division of the Maersk Group. The other four are Maersk Line (container shipping), APM Terminals (port and inland infrastructure), Svitzer (safety and support at sea) and Maersk Container Industry (containers).
The Maersk Group is a Danish business conglomerate employing over 88,000 people across 130 countries. In September 2016, the Maersk Group announced that they will re-group all activities into two separate divisions: Transportation & Logistics and Energy. Damco is part of the Transportation & Logistics division. Click here for more information.