A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has opened a brand-new warehouse in Bhiwandi, India in cooperation with tyre manufacturer JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
The facility on the outskirts of Mumbai will be the company’s fifth warehouse inaugurated this year in India, taking Maersk’s total footprint to over 2.1 million square feet (195,000 square metres) – including the warehouses from the recently completed acquisition of LF Logistics.
Spread over 250,000 square feet (23,000 square metres), the new warehouse will provide connectivity to the manufacturing hubs and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai, according to Maersk.
“We are delighted to open the doors to our fourth warehousing facility in India this year, with JK Tyre & Industries as the anchor customer and the second one in Bhiwandi, Mumbai,” said Darryl Judd, Head of Products, Maersk South Asia.
“With the new facility, we can support our customers with superior connectivity, efficient inventory management, cost optimisation, and speed to market.”
With the expansion of warehouse and distribution facilities, the Danish giant is looking to strengthen its position by providing a larger array of services.
“We have been working with Maersk for our ocean requirements, and the warehousing solution along with primary transportation creates an end-to-end seamless experience for us,” added Anuj Kathuria, President, JK Tyres India.
“The Bhiwandi site will be the hub for our export as well as our domestic OEM supplies creating synergy of operations.”
Last week, the U Shippers Group Inc. has lodged a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) accusing Maersk to have violated a 2020 shipping contract.
In the contract, the complainant noted, Maersk committed to providing minimum space on its carriers for U Shippers members.