The passing of a legend
April 17, 2012
Mc-Kinney Moeller, the visionary leader of A.P. Moller-Maersk, passed on this week at the age of 98 leaving a proud legacy of unprecedented achievement.
Containerized shipping would not have gained the sudden traction and velocity decades ago, had it not been for the imagination and commitment made by this extraordinary many. Today, Maersk is the world’s leading ocean cargo carrier, with a far-flung network of supply chain services.
Maritime historians (and many military veterans) will also recall how he provided free U.S.-flagged charters to provide logistical support during the Persian Gulf War of 1991. A life-long admirer of American enterprise and democracy (his mother was in fact, an American), he will long be remembered as a champion of free trade.
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