Mærsk Line, Limited and two other A.P. Moller – Mærsk companies have entered into a strategic partnership with Intermodal Structures, Inc. (IMS) to design, manufacture, market and deliver an innovative modular building system. This unique, customizable building can be assembled and transported rapidly and cost-effectively anywhere in the world using its intermodal frame. Featuring sturdy construction, seismic and hurricane resistance, it is especially well suited for locations where conventional construction is not feasible or practical. Unlike traditional modular construction, the IMS all-steel buildings ensure that the structures retain their dimensional tolerances making it ideal for multiple redeployments. The buildings are multipurpose – from military compounds, classrooms, medical centers or offices to utilitarian and relief housing. They can be as sophisticated or as basic as customers need them to be. The modules meet or exceed stringent international building codes and are built by Mærsk Container Industries, one of the world’s leading producers of modular units. Damco, the logistics company with the A.P. Moller – Mærsk Group, will provide transportation support. “The partnership brings together Intermodal Structures’ groundbreaking building system and Mærsk’s global shipping, logistics and manufacturing capabilities to create a unique, transportable building solution.” said John F. Reinhart, President and CEO of Mærsk Line, Limited. A fully functioning two-story office facility will be unveiled at the annual National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) Forum at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel near Washington D.C. on September 20, 2010. After the show, the 6-unit building will be moved to APM Terminals in Portsmouth, Virginia where it will be used as an on-terminal operations center. For more information, contact Greg Moore, Vice President, Business Development, Mærsk Line, Limited via email at gmoore@mllnet.com.