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Maersk rainbow container arrives in India for month-long tour

The 40-feet container will travel from East Coast to West Coast affirming Maersk’s commitment to inclusion.

Maersk rainbow container arrives in India for month-long tour
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Maersk's 40-feet rainbow container arrived in India earlier this week at the Ennore Port.

The container started its tour of India yesterday (July 21) from Chennai and will travel through Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai before ending the journey by the end of August at APM Terminals Mumbai at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, says an official statement from Maersk.

"Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is an integral part of our culture at Maersk," says Shalini Nataraj, Head of HR, Global Service Centre (GSC), Fleet and Strategic Brands, A.P. Moller – Maersk. "We are extremely proud to welcome the rainbow container in India and further emphasise our commitment towards being inclusive of one and all.

"This container is a reminder that we stand with everyone regardless of their race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or disability. We celebrate everyone's authentic self and make sure that they are welcome to come and work or partner with us."

The container started its journey in Chennai from the Academy of Maritime Education and Training. "The container will spend the next few days at the Maersk office where it will also welcome a Pride Parade before moving to Bengaluru for the next two weeks where it will visit the Maersk Technology Centre, and be present at the Maersk GSC's Annual Leadership Conference."

After Bengaluru, the container will visit Pune before its final showcase in Mumbai where it will be placed at the Maersk offices in Vikhroli and Airoli. The container will finally head to APM Terminals Mumbai at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port from where it will be loaded on a Maersk vessel for its onward journey to the next destination, the statement said.

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