Maersk to expand Saudi Arabia operations with new Cold Storage facility

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the signing ceremony | Courtesy: Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk, a global integrator of container logistics, has signed an agreement with Refad Real Estate to operate a brand-new Cold Storage facility at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

Maersk’s Cold Storage facility at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam will primarily serve the requirement to store frozen commodities such as poultry, meat, vegetables, confectionery, and processed food. The facility will also house chilled cargo such as dairy products and seasonal fruits.

According to the statement, “To ensure top-notch quality of service, the facility will be equipped with world-class standards when it comes to temperature and humidity control. This will help ensure minimum to no food wastage during its storage at the facility.”

The customers will also get complete visibility on these parameters, thus creating transparent and trusted operations. Maersk stated that it will open the doors to the facility in March 2023 for its customers.

Mr. Mohammad Shihab, Managing Director of Maersk Saudi Arabia, said that, “Saudi Arabia is a significant market for us. With more than a fifth of the country’s food imports coming through King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, we wanted to establish a state-of-the-art cold storage facility that will help us serve the food industry better.”

“Our ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains. To achieve this, we must be close to our customers, collaborate with trusted and reliable partners, and build a network that truly enables global trade. With our new facility in Dammam, we are setting ourselves up to achieve all three goals,” Mr. Shihab added.

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