A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has officially welcomed the German sportswear brand PUMA to its warehouse near Rijeka, Croatia.
The warehouse debuted in July of this year, and the sports brand is now the facility’s second customer.
Maersk’s local team launched and handled PUMA’s first inbounds volumes via Maersk’s dedicated warehouse in Croatia.
The facility, which is less than 20 kilometres from the Port of Rijeka, reportedly offers quick delivery times and efficient cargo processing.
The 12,000-square-metre warehouse is a new addition to Maersk’s worldwide network of logistics assets spanning all continents and providing adaptable end-to-end supply chain solutions.
Johan Kuhlo, Managing Director and General Manager at PUMA, stated: “This is another great example of what we mean with our mantra FOREVER FASTER: The same week PUMA dominated the world’s fastest sport at the Formula 1 race in Las Vegas, we also went live with our new cross-docking centre in Rijeka.
“With our trusted partner Maersk, we are able to provide better and faster deliveries to our customers in South-eastern Europe – saving more than one week in time to market, as well as cost and CO2 emissions.”
Edouard Buysschaert, Regional Europe and IMEA Key Client Manager for PUMA, said: “I would like to thank our partner PUMA for the trust and their overall collaborative support throughout the entire project. A special thanks to our Maersk Croatia staff: the entire Rijeka warehouse & customs team and all other colleagues involved!”