Maersk inaugurates 10,000m2 warehousing and distribution facility in Cape Town

LinkedIn +

A P Moller – Maersk has inaugurated its first warehousing and distribution (W&D) facility in Cape Town, South Africa.

The 10,000m2  bonded W&D facility is intended to offer Maersk’s customers easy connectivity to rail, road, air and port infrastructure while playing the role of an important link in integrated logistics solutions. The warehouse’s location has access to the strategic Belcon rail siding at less than 5km, Port of Cape Town at 22km and connectivity to N1 and N2 highways as well as proximity to Cape Town International Airport. This will enable customers to use different modes of transportation to move their goods to and from the Maersk warehouse. The rail siding is expected to enable reliable, faster, cost-efficient and greener access into/out of the port, bypassing traffic and port gate congestion.

More than 85% of the facility’s area is covered with racking, providing 7,000 pallet locations, and there is an additional open yard space of 3,500m2. With complete data integration into its state-of-the-art warehouse management system (WMS), customers will have visibility of their cargo’s movement and better inventory management. The facility also has dedicated backup power and top-notch safety for fire compliance with Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau (ASIB) certification.

Lubabalo Mtya, managing director of Maersk Southern Africa, said, “Our first warehouse in South Africa is a significant milestone in our journey to building integrated logistics solutions for our customers in this region. This facility strengthens our commitment to our customers by connecting and simplifying their supply chains with end-to-end logistics solutions.”

To keep up with the latest construction and development updates from the parcel and postal technology industry, click here.

Share this story:

About Author

, web editor

As the latest addition to the UKi Media & Events team, Elizabeth brings research skills from her English degree to her keen interest in the meteorological and transportation industries. Having taken the lead in student and startup publications, she has gained experience in editing online and print titles on a wide variety of topics. In her current role as Editorial Assistant, Elizabeth will create new and topical content on the pioneering technologies in transportation, logistics and meteorology.

Comments are closed.