Maersk inaugurates W&D facility in South Africa


A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has inaugurated its first warehousing and distribution (W&D) facility in Cape Town, South Africa.

The new W&D facility is spread over 10,000 square metres and has an additional open yard space of 3,500 square metres.

The facility has over 85 per cent area covered with racking providing for 7,000 pallet locations.

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The warehouse is located with access to the strategic Belcon rail siding at under 5 kilometres, and it is 22 kilometres from the Port of Cape Town. It has nearby connectivity to N1 and N2 highways as well as close proximity to Cape Town International Airport.

According to Maersk, the rail siding will enable reliable, faster, cost-efficient, and greener access into/out of the port, bypassing traffic, and port gate congestion.

Maersk’s new W&D facility in Cape Town will link the end-to-end supply chain management for the customers’ cargo from origin to destination.

With complete data integration into its Warehouse Management System (WMS), customers will be allowed clear visibility of their cargo’s movement and better inventory management.

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“Our first warehouse in South Africa is a significant milestone in our journey to building integrated logistics solutions for our customers in this region,” said Lubabalo Mtya, Managing Director, Maersk Southern Africa.

“This facility strengthens our commitment to our customers by connecting and simplifying their supply chains with end-to-end logistics solutions.”

The facility’s inauguration comes a month after global towage provider, Maersk’s Svitzer, signed a Global Services Agreement with Caterpillar to enhance vessel uptime and drive service efficiency.

More recently, Maersk inaugurated a new corporate office at SOHAR Freezone in Oman.

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