Maersk to Boost Cold Chain Logistics Services with First Cold Storage in Dubai
Maersk has opened the doors to its third Warehousing & Distribution (W&D) facility in Dubai, UAE, which is also its first Cold Store in the country.
Situated at Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Group PJSC, Maersk’s Cold Store is strategically located when it comes to connectivity to Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International Airport, direct road access across the UAE and an Etihad Rail freight terminal.
Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE, Oman and Qatar said: “The demand for perishables that require cold storage is rising in the UAE owing to the growing population and robust tourism resulting in increased demand for speciality foods without compromising the integrity of the product.
"At Maersk, our purpose is to improve life for all by integrating the world, and we saw an opportunity to establish a facility that would help us achieve our purpose in UAE.
“Our new Cold Store facility is helping us safeguard the integrity of perishables and offer them to end users through uninterrupted cold chain solutions.”
On behalf of Dubai Industrial City, Saud Abu Alshawareb, Executive Vice President – Industrial Leasing, TECOM Group PJSC, said: “Maersk's launch reiterates the industrial and logistics credentials of Dubai, a global powerhouse for logistics activity due to its business-friendly legislation and its geographic location.
"With purpose-built infrastructure, sector-specific zones, expansive transport links, and strategic government partnerships, Dubai Industrial City offers logistics solutions that support and complement the industrial sector."
With the 12,500-pallet position space at the new Cold Store facility, Maersk is aiming to make inroads into the large and growing demand for frozen, chilled, and ambient storage in the UAE.
Maersk will offer 24x7 B2B and B2C fulfilment operations, eCommerce solutions to retailers/distributors and FMCG brands, value-added services such as co-packing, labelling, and repacking, cross-docking and last-mile delivery to retail outlets.
The facility will be equipped with advanced warehouse management system that will allow customers to have clear visibility at Purchase Order (PO) or SKU level.