Maersk has inaugurated two new warehouses in India.
Two new warehouses inaugurated at Farrukhnagar, Harayana and Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, take Maersk’s total warehousing footprint to 3.3 million square feet spread across more than 20 facilities in India.
The warehouses are strategically located near the National Capital Region (NCR) in the northern part of the country.
Soren Skou, CEO, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Navneet Kapoor, Executive Vice President, A.P. Moller – Maersk, Richard Morgan, Managing Director, Maersk West & Central Asia, and Vikash Agarwal, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia, inaugurated the facilities from New Delhi.
The 420,000 square foot Farrukhnagar Warehouse is a brand new, state-of-the-art warehouse connected to the busy manufacturing hub of North India.
With close proximity to the Western Direct Freight Corridor (DFC), Farrukhnagar Warehouse will be a facility for retail, FMCG and large eCommerce customers.
The 100,000 square foot Maersk Dadri Warehouse, located within the Inland Container Depot (ICD), offers 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 the 60-kilometre range, Maersk argues the warehouse has all the prime attributes that will add value to customers’ supply chains.
Skou commented: “Logistics is moving up the strategic agenda of organisations. 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.
“He added, 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.”
Morgan added: “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 per cent of the capacity of our existing warehouses, showing their faith and trust in our solutions. This also encourages us to keep investing in our warehousing expansion in India.”
Earlier this month, Maersk completed the acquisition of LF Logistics, a Hong Kong-based contract logistics company with premium capabilities within omnichannel fulfilment services, e-commerce, and inland transport in the Asia-Pacific region.