Maersk Kanoo UAE, an integrator of container logistics, has inaugurated its first Integrated Logistics Centre in Dubai at DP World’s leading trade and logistics hub, Jafza.
The Maersk Integrated Logistics Centre was inaugurated by Mr. Richard Morgan, Regional Managing Director, Maersk West & Central Asia and Mr. Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE, in the presence of Maersk’s top W&D customers in the UAE.
With the brand-new Logistics Centre in Dubai, Maersk is taking an important step towards building a truly integrated solution for its customers wherein the customers will get single window access to multiple logistics requirements, not only for the goods flowing in and out of UAE but even other Middle Eastern countries who use Dubai as a gateway to global trade.
Maersk has a strong commitment to decarbonize logistics and services. The facility will get solar panels on its rooftop to cater to all the entire electricity requirements for operations. The 434 MWh/year clean energy production of this installation will reduce more than 1,700 tons of carbon emissions over 10 years, an equivalent decarbonization feat achieved by planting over 70,000 trees seedlings over 10 years.
“It is an important milestone for us today as we inaugurate our first Integrated Logistics Centre in the UAE and strengthen our commitment towards our customers in the Middle East. Our journey towards creating end-to-end logistics solutions is taking a definite shape as we continue to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains through solutions that are designed and executed considering their specific requirements and challenges.”
The Maersk Integrated Logistics Centre in Dubai will be an addition to the existing global footprint of over 250 warehouses, 85 of which were opened in 2021 alone, covering 1.5 million square meters across 50 countries. The facility will cater to various types of goods across sectors such as petrochemical, retail & lifestyle, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), technology and automotive, amongst others.
The facility is strategically located with a close link to seaport operations and the Al Maktoum Airport. This will allow the facility to serve consumers requiring air cross-docking and those moving less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo.
The facility will be powered by a state-of-the-art warehouse management system that implements modern technologies and digital solutions for efficient inventory management, track & trace at unit-level and offers rich dashboards for higher visibility and deeper insights. For example, with advanced solutions for expiry date management, wastages in FMCG can be brought down to zero, thus building a cost-competitive edge for Maersk’s customers.
Maersk’s Integrated Logistics Centre will support existing services provided, including ocean shipping, landside transportation, customs clearance, contract logistics, and eCommerce solutions. Customers taking advantage of integrated solutions from Maersk will benefit from reduced handovers of their cargo through its journey, leading to potentially faster turnaround times, higher visibility, better control and more predictability of their supply chains.