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.”
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