A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan) have formed a long-term cooperation focused on end-to-end logistics.
The two companies will reportedly join hands to enhance supply chain efficiency, optimise costs, and ensure reliable and timely delivery for Nissan’s exports.
Lee Michael Sissons, Head of Ocean Fulfilment, Asia Pacific Customer Delivery at Maersk, said: “At Maersk, we are dedicated to continuously improving our services to meet our customers’ evolving needs. Nissan is an extremely important customer for Maersk, and we are delighted to expand our services from ocean to inland logistics.
“With this long-term partnership approach, Maersk is committed to providing Nissan high quality, reliable, and integrated services across the supply chain. We will also work with our customer to drive CO2 reductions in the future.”
Maersk has been nominated to develop and run a specialised warehouse and distribution facility for Nissan in Wuhan, China, as part of the arrangement.
According to the Danish giant, the facility, which is 2 kilometres from the Yangluo port region in Wuhan, offers efficient and convenient freight transportation, connecting Nissan’s manufacturing lines in central China with its local and worldwide markets.
The warehouse has an internal size of 3,000 square metres, a temporary extension area of 500 square metres, and an outdoor area of 1,000 square metres.
Nissan-specific services include incoming and outgoing operations for components and pallets, inspections, mix bundling, quality assurance, and other value-added services.
Hiroyuki Yanagida, Director of Nissan (China) Parts Export Division in Nissan China Investment Company (NCIC), stated: “The consideration for establishing Wuhan new International Logistics Network (ILN) began last year, taking into account the expected volumes both presently and in the future.
“The decision to set up the facility was made based on infrastructure conditions, cost advantages, unique benefits offered, CO2 reduction and dedicated logistic partners as Maersk.
“Even though Chinese automotive market is highly competitive, to fulfil Nissan’s commitment of ‘In China, for China and the World’, NCICI’s auto-parts exports from China to other countries have been consistently setting new monthly records, showing growth despite the challenging market conditions. We have high expectations for a stable supply from Wuhan and look forward to its contribution to meet the growing demand in the global market.”