A.P. Moller – Maersk Launches First Cold Store Facility in Dubai to Meet Growing Demand for Cold Chain Logistics

A.P. Moller – Maersk Launches First Cold Store Facility in Dubai to Meet Growing Demand for Cold Chain Logistics

(IN BRIEF) A.P. Moller – Maersk, the global integrated logistics company, has opened its first Cold Store facility in Dubai, UAE. Located at Dubai Industrial City, the 13,000 square meter facility serves the FMCG sector with uninterrupted cold chain logistics solutions. With a capacity of 12,500 pallet positions, the Cold Store aims to meet the growing demand for frozen, chilled, and ambient storage in the UAE. Maersk will provide 24×7 B2B and B2C fulfillment operations, eCommerce solutions, value-added services, and advanced warehouse management systems to enhance visibility and control for customers. The facility, combined with Maersk’s comprehensive logistics solutions, offers seamless movement of goods, potentially leading to faster turnaround times and improved predictability of supply chains.

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBAI, 5-Jul-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — A.P. Moller – Maersk (CPH: MAERSK-B), a global leader in container shipping, is proud to announce the opening of its state-of-the-art Cold Store facility at Dubai Industrial City. Spanning an impressive 13,000 square meters, this facility further strengthens Maersk’s commitment to providing uninterrupted cold chain logistics solutions to the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

Situated strategically within Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Group PJSC, Maersk’s Cold Store benefits from excellent connectivity to key transport hubs, including Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International Airport, extensive road networks across the UAE, and an Etihad Rail freight terminal.

“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,” commented Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE, Oman and Qatar.

“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,” said Saud Abu Alshawareb, Executive Vice President – Industrial Leasing, TECOM Group PJSC.

“Dubai Industrial City’s intelligent infrastructure and integrated solutions strengthen its position as a key stakeholder in the Operation 300bn strategy, which aims to develop the UAE’s industrial and logistics sector and enhance its role in stimulating the national economy. Our enabling ecosystem and integrated offering of land, state-of-the-art warehousing, offices, and worker accommodation supports the goals of the National Food Security Strategy and Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’ to fuel sustainable prosperity in the local industrial and logistics sectors. As the UAE observes the ‘Year of Sustainability’ and prepares to host COP 28 in 2023, we extend a resounding welcome to Maersk’s first cold store in the UAE and the important role it will play in growing the country’s food logistics sector,” added Abu Alshawareb.

As consumer demand for frozen and refrigerated food products continues to grow, the need for reliable cold chain logistics solutions has become paramount. Maersk recognizes this trend and aims to cater to the increasing demand for frozen, chilled, and ambient storage in the UAE with its spacious Cold Store, offering a capacity of 12,500 pallet positions.

Maersk’s Cold Store facility goes beyond traditional warehousing, providing comprehensive 24×7 B2B and B2C fulfillment operations, eCommerce solutions for retailers, distributors, and FMCG brands, as well as value-added services such as co-packing, labeling, repacking, cross-docking, and last-mile delivery to retail outlets. Equipped with an advanced warehouse management system, the facility enables customers to enjoy enhanced visibility at the Purchase Order (PO) or SKU level.

By combining the Cold Store facility with Maersk’s integrated logistics solutions, which encompass surface, air, and ocean transportation, customs clearances, and supply chain management, Maersk’s customers can benefit from seamless movement of goods while dealing with a single logistics partner. This approach can lead to faster turnaround times, improved visibility, better control, and enhanced predictability of supply chains.

Dubai Industrial City is an integral part of TECOM Group’s diverse portfolio of business districts, including Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Design District (d3), and Dubai Science Park.

About A.P. Moller – Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a global leader in shipping services, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs over 100,000 people worldwide. Maersk is aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across the entire business with new technologies, new vessels, and green fuels.

For more information, please check our Maersk website.

About TECOM Group PJSC

TECOM Group has been developing strategic, sector-focused business districts across the emirate of Dubai since 1999. TECOM Group is well-positioned to continue playing an integral role in cementing Dubai’s status as a global business and talent hub.

The TECOM Group portfolio consists of 10 business districts catering to 6 vital knowledge-based economic sectors, including design, education, manufacturing, media, science, and technology. The Group provides a varied and tailor-made leasing portfolio – which includes offices, co-working spaces, warehouses, and land – to over 9,500 customers and more than 105,000 professionals.

TECOM Group offers additional value-added services to deliver a competitive and attractive environment for businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive in and to facilitate engagement between the districts’ community members. Government and corporate services are made available through an integrated smart services platform, “axs”, which enhances ease of doing business and provides community members with a seamless experience.

TECOM Group also provides industry specialized facilities, including media production studios, laboratories, and higher education campuses. in5, its enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups, offers innovation centres supporting tech, media, and design start-ups and SMEs. Its future-focused co-working spaces D/Quarters deliver stimulating work environments for tenants, and the “Go Freelance” package serves freelance talents.

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About Dubai Industrial City

Dubai Industrial City provides intelligent infrastructure and integrated solutions for manufacturers and businesses. Part of TECOM Group, it is a key stakeholder in the Operation 300bn strategy, which aims to develop the UAE’s industrial sector and enhance its role in stimulating the national economy.

The hub is home a wide range of customers in sector-specific zones, including major local and multinational organisations such as Unilever, Patchi, Al Khayyat Investments, Almarai Group, IFFCO Group, Silver Line Gate Group, Badia Farms, and Al Futtaim Logistics.

Offering a cost-effective and efficient business environment for the region’s manufacturing sector, Dubai Industrial City today serves as an enabling ecosystem for manufacturing and logistics with its integrated offerings of industrial land, state-of-the-art warehousing, office space, retail space, showrooms, and worker accommodation.

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