Maersk to open new multimodal warehouse in Duisburg

Maersk to open new intermodal warehouse in Duisburg

A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced it will begin the construction of a new Flow Warehouse in Duisburg, one of the largest inland logistics hubs in all of Europe.

The facility will comprise all modes of transport – inland barges on the central Rhine waterway (connecting to the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam), major railway lines (to the ports of Northern Germany), and trucks via the main Western Europe’s routes.

In addition, the air freight hubs of Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Cologne/Bonn and Düsseldorf will all be reachable.

“We are thrilled that we will soon be able to offer our diverse logistics solutions to our customers at this key crossroads between Western European markets,” said Jens-Ole Krenzien, Maersk North Europe Continent Managing Director.

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Maersk reported that the new 43,000 square-metre warehouse will offer cross dock, pallet storage and all value-added services along the supply chain – from customs clearance to consolidation and deconsolidation.

German developer Goldbeck International will complete the Flow Warehouse in Duisburg-Walsum as contractor for Maersk by the third quarter of 2023.

The warehouse’s 84 dock levellers will handle up to 32,000 40-foot containers of customer cargo each year.

“The Maersk Flow Warehouse offers direct water access and trimodal connections. For our customers it will be a value-adding decoupling point optimising transport modes and creating flexibility in their product flows,” Krenzien added.

“We will be able to increase the speed to market significantly for our customers by enabling them to by-pass their European gateway or stock-keeping warehouses.”

Special building insulation, heat pumps and a roof-mounted photovoltaic system, will contribute to a reduction of CO2 emission during construction.

“By 2040, we aim to make our logistics services completely climate-neutral along the entire supply chain – meaning at sea, on land and in the air,” Krenzien added.

“However, for us, sustainability goes much further than the central issue of climate protection. With our warehouses, in addition to very low CO2 emissions and optimal flows of goods, it is always important to us to create a building that people enjoy working in and that simultaneously also contributes to biodiversity – as will soon be the case in Duisburg.”

In 2022, Maersk planned out several new facilities globally to enhance services along the supply chain, with more set to become operational in Europe in the coming months.

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