A.P. Moller-Maersk on Friday opened two new warehouses in India that are strategically situated close to the National Capital Region (NCR) in the northern part of the country, strengthening its position as a global integrated logistics company, the company said in a statement.
Soren Skou, CEO, of Maersk, said, “Logistics is moving up the strategic agenda of organizations. Our conversations with customers are turning into holistic, partnership-based discussions through which they seek resilient solutions to their supply chains that are insulated from unforeseen disruptions.”
“An important element of end-to-end logistics is warehousing & distribution. Expanding the warehousing footprint is fundamental to our strategic growth, especially in an important market such as India, and helps us offer our customers truly integrated logistics solutions,” he added.
The Farrukhnagar Warehouse, a brand-new, cutting-edge warehouse connected to the active manufacturing center of northern India, has a floor area of 420,000 square feet. Farrukhnagar Warehouse, which is close to the Western Direct Freight Corridor (DFC), will be a crucial facility for retail, FMCG, and significant eCommerce customers.
Customers can find a bonded warehousing solution at the 100,000-square-foot Maersk Dadri Warehouse, which is part of the Inland Container Depot (ICD). This warehouse has all the essential characteristics that will enhance the value of customers’ supply chains, including its location at the intersection of the Western and Eastern DFC, a railhead connection, close proximity to eight national highways, and Jewar Airport, which is only 60 kilometers away.
Richard Morgan, managing director, Maersk West & Central Asia, said, “Today, we have inaugurated our sixth and seventh warehousing facility in India this year. Our ambition to support our customers with truly integrated logistics solutions is taking the right shape. Our customers have already utilized around 75% of the capacity of our existing warehouses, showing their faith and trust in our solutions. This also encourages us to keep investing in our warehousing expansion in India.”
As a logistics integrator, Maersk has been creating and offering solutions for everything from air and land transportation to contract logistics like warehousing and distribution (W&D) and depots, customs clearances, and visibility solutions. Due to the pandemic’s impact on supply chains, Maersk’s dependable end-to-end solutions made sure that customers’ cargo continued to move.
Maersk is able to have more control over the movement of the cargo throughout the journey thanks to the integrated solutions, which also strengthen supply chains. The company claimed that by giving its clients access to a wider range of services through a single window as a result of the expansion of W&D facilities, Maersk is further solidifying its position.
A contract logistics firm with premium capabilities in omnichannel fulfillment services, e-commerce, and inland transport in the Asia-Pacific region, LF Logistics, was acquired by Maersk earlier this month. Seven warehouses owned by LF Logistics are now part of Maersk’s network. Maersk currently offers its customers in India a total of 3.3 million square feet of storage space across more than 20 warehouses.