Danish integrated shipping company Maersk is set to launch its second dedicated warehouse in South Africa, media reports said. The new warehouse will be set up in Durban and is expected to be operational by 2021.
According to Maersk, the site is equipped with a modern, state-of-the-art temperature controlling system that facilitate the safekeeping of sensitive cargo, catering for both exports and imports to and from South Africa.
The company said in a statement, “Quality is pivotal when it comes to perishables and this can only be guaranteed by experienced and competent personnel who have a thorough understanding of the specific requirements of the cold chain. Powered and driven by a team hand-picked to ensure expertise in all aspects of perishable logistics, our team possesses vast experience in the industry enabling us to offer a personalised solution.”
Last month, Maersk and Romanian freight forwarding and logistics provider IB Cargo, announced their partnership for the operation of a 75,000 square metre regional distribution centre located in CTPark Bucharest West industrial park. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2020 and operational by mid-2021.
During the same period, the Danish supply chain and logistics company also signed an agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway to develop and operate a world-class transload and distribution facility in Vancouver. It will help both parties expand their supply chain options for customers.
CP’s President and CEO Keith Creel told the media, “CP’s unique landholdings in Vancouver enable us to bring to market a first-of-its-kind transload facility that creates tremendous opportunity for sustainable growth. Together with Maersk, the global shipping leader, we will transform intermodal transportation in North America.”