A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has launched a warehouse and distribution facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to address the needs of customers and significant trade growth within this market through its premium solutions.
In a statement, Maersk said the multipurpose facility is “strategically located” outside the city around the industrial zone, with easy access to the port.
The company said the facility is equipped to support various industries from retail, fast moving consumer goods and technology.
Furthermore, it said will enable a consistent warehousing experience for Maersk’s global and local customers. That means local customers will receive the same level of service as those in Europe and North America.
“Maersk has a strong presence in the West Africa market, and we are continuously reviewing our value proposition to ensure we offer competitive end-to-end solutions,” said Thomas Theeuwes, Maersk Central West Africa Managing Director.
“With this facility we are able to assist customers in meeting the dynamic challenges faced in their supply chains, providing much needed flexibility caused by seasonal and irregular consumer demands.”
Warehousing has become a significant area of growth for the maritime sector as ports and carriers look to make the their supply chains more efficient by increasing speed to market.