A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has announced that North American importers and exporters will get more cross-dock transload capacity in their PNW supply chains during the 2021 peak season.
In a statement, the carrier said the update follows a previous announcement in September 2020 where Maersk announced a deal Canadian Pacific to build a new facility connected to the Port of Vancouver via rail and road.
Omar Shamsie, President of Maersk Canada, said, “We’re excited about adding more Pacific supply chain distribution capacity and expertise at a time when customers are looking to find new ways to keep pace with consumer demand and be more sustainable with their carbon emissions.
“The logistics goal of this facility is to allow customers more time and flexibility in decision-making. They can now easily make destination routing decisions upon arrival at the discharge port instead of at origin.”
To support customer decarbonization goals, the Vancouver warehouse is designed to leverage the use of Canadian Pacific rail service direct from the port as a lower carbon emission choice than multiple trucks in the port complex and on local roads.
The new facility reflects Maersk’s strategic plan to grow logistics and services capabilities for customers’ supply chains by adding more capacity and flexibility for decision-making.
Maersk Warehousing & Distribution operates 46 locations in North America designed to offer a simple, seamless end-to-end customer experience.