Global integrated logistics company AP Moller – Maersk has opened its third warehouse and distribution (W&D) facility in Dubai, UAE, which is also the company’s first cold storage in the country.
Maersk Cold Storage is located in Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Group PJSC, with a strategic location that can connect Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International Airport, direct roads to the UAE and Etihad Rail Freight Terminal.
“Due to a growing population and booming tourism, the UAE’s growing demand for perishable foods that require refrigeration has led to an increase in demand for specialty foods without compromising product integrity. At Maersk, we aim to The world came to improve the lives of all, and we saw an opportunity to build a facility that would help us achieve our goals in the UAE,” said Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE, Oman and Qatar.
Integrity of perishable items
He added: “Our new cold storage facility is helping us preserve the integrity of perishable items and deliver them to end users through an uninterrupted cold chain solution.”
Saud Abu Alshawareb, Executive Vice President, Industrial Leasing, TECOM Group PJSC, on behalf of Dubai Industry City, said: “The establishment of Maersk reaffirms Dubai’s industrial and logistics credentials. Dubai is a global powerhouse in logistics activities due to its business-friendly legislation and favorable business environment. Its Geographical Location. With its purpose-built infrastructure, industry-specific areas, extensive transport network and strategic government partnerships, Dubai Industrial City offers logistics solutions that support and complement the industrial sector.
“Dubai Industrial City’s smart infrastructure and integrated solutions strengthen its position as a key stakeholder in the 300 billion operations strategy to develop the UAE’s industrial and logistics sectors and enhance their role in stimulating the national economy. Our enabling ecosystem and integrated land supply, state-of-the-art warehousing, offices and worker accommodation supports the goals of the National Food Security Strategy and Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’, promoting sustainable prosperity for the local industrial and logistics sector.
“As the UAE celebrates the ‘Year of Sustainability’ and prepares to host the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP 28) in 2023, we warmly welcome the opening of Maersk’s first cold store in the UAE and the key role it will play in developing the country’s food logistics industry,” added Arshawaleb.
Consumers are increasingly choosing frozen and refrigerated foods in supermarkets, demanding longer shelf life and optimum product quality, making cold chain logistics more important than ever.
Maersk’s new cold storage facility with 12,500 pallet positions is designed to meet the UAE’s large and growing demand for frozen, refrigerated and ambient storage.
Maersk will provide retailers/distributors and FMCG brands with 24×7 B2B and B2C fulfillment operations, e-commerce solutions and value-added services such as co-packaging, labeling and repackaging, cross-docking and retail store last-mile delivery.
Advanced Warehouse Management System
The facility will be equipped with a state-of-the-art warehouse management system that will give customers a clear view at the purchase order (PO) or SKU level.
Combining the cold storage facility with the integrated logistics solutions offered by Maersk, including land, air and sea freight, customs clearance and supply chain management, will offer Maersk’s customers the opportunity to move their cargo seamlessly while dealing with a single logistics partner, making possible Faster turnaround times, greater visibility, better control and predictability in the supply chain. — trade arab news agency