Maersk will open its first green and smart flagship logistics centre in China.
Maersk signed the Land Grant Contract with the administrative committee of Lin-gang in late December 2022.
The project, with a total investment of $174 million, is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2024.
Covering an area of approximately 113,000 square metres, the Lin-gang flagship logistics centre is designed to have a warehousing storage of 150,000 square metres.
The logistics centre will also comprise four ramped three-storey high standard warehouses and one 24-metre-high warehouse with automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).
The centre will provide customers with a plethora of integrated logistics services. These include international export consolidation, regional and global order fulfilment and distribution, cross border e-commerce and other value-added logistics services.
Managing Director of Maersk Greater China, Caroline Wu, said: “With Lin-gang’s proximity to Yangshan port and its favourable free trade policies, our flagship logistics centre will provide agile and sustainable solutions, connecting and simplifying our customers’ supply chains.”
This new flagship facility centre will enrol for the greatest platinum level certification of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
In order to maximise efficiency on water and energy usage, it will be built using cutting-edge environmentally friendly materials and be equipped with solar panels and a rainwater management system.
The new facility will also be equipped with LED lighting, nature ventilation, non-fossil energy heating systems, and electric vehicle and equipment charging piles, to further improve their environmental footprint.
This facility is set to achieve net-zero emission after completion.