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The passing of a legend

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
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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Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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