Maersk has inaugurated two new warehouses in India increasing its total warehousing footprint in the country to 306,000m² across more than 20 facilities.
The new warehouses are located at Farrukhnagar, Harayana and Dadri, Uttar Pradesh and are near the National Capital Region (NCR) in the northern part India.
Soren Skou, CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk, commented, "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."
The 39,000m² Farrukhnagar Warehouse is a brand new warehouse connected to the manufacturing hub of North India.
Maersk said that with close proximity to the Western Direct Freight Corridor (DFC), Farrukhnagar Warehouse will be a key facility for retail, FMCG and large eCommerce customers.
Additionally, the 9,300m² Maersk Dadri Warehouse, located within the Inland Container Depot (ICD), is expected to offer customers bonded warehousing solutions.
"Being at the confluence of Western and Eastern DFC, having a rail head connection, proximity to eight national highways, and Jewar Airport coming up within 60 km range, this warehouse has all the prime attributes that will add value to customers’ supply chains," noted Maersk in a statement.
Richard Morgan, Maersk's regional managing director at Ocean & Logistics, 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 utilised around 75% of the capacity of our existing warehouses, showing their faith and trust in our solutions."
Earlier this month, Maersk completed the acquisition of LF Logistics, a Hong Kong-based contract logistics company with capabilities in omnichannel fulfillment services, e-commerce, and inland transport in the Asia-Pacific region. LF Logistics has seven warehouses in India, which have been added to Maersk’s network.