Maersk expands with new logistics centre

08:00 | 16/12/2019
Maersk’s new logistics centre in Bac Ninh hopes to address the needs of a high-demand north Vietnamese market.
maersk expands with new logistics centre
The opening ceremony for Maersk’s high-quality warehouse took place last week

The new warehouse offers premium warehousing and distribution solutions to support customers and the significant trade growth in the region.

On December 11, the opening ceremony for the new Maersk logistics centre in Bac Ninh was attended by Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Højlund Christen-sen, and senior Maersk executives, among others.

Maersk Logistics

Centre in VSIP Bac Ninh

Warehouse area: 10,848sq.m (officially opened December 11)

Clearance height: nine metres

Dock leveller: 12 units

Normal dock: 10 units

Floor payload: four tonnes per square metre

100-per-cent fire sprinkler equipped

24/7 CCTV surveillance

Constructed by Mapletree Logistics Park Bac Ninh Phase 3, the 11,000 square-metre warehouse is strategically located at VSIP Industrial Park in Bac Ninh, within 25km to Hanoi centre and 120km to Haiphong port. The fully Maersk-operated facility is equipped with the latest technology to enable automation and provide best-in-class warehousing and distribution solutions.

Approximately 40 per cent of the new warehouse is occupied by Turkish home appliances company Vietbeko, while the remaining capacity is filled by customers from various segments including automotive and fast-moving consumer goods. The Bac Ninh logistics centre will enable Maersk to offer end-to-end solutions to Vietnamese customers and thus better meet their specific requirements.

“Maersk has a longstanding commitment to Vietnam and we are continuously reviewing our value proposition to ensure we offer competitive end-to-end solutions to fuel our Vietnamese customers’ business ambitions,” said Marco Civardi, Maersk Vietnam managing director. “With this investment in this new logistics centre, the company is proud to provide agile capacity and thus help facilitate the continuous trade growth and development of North Vietnam.”

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietbeko head of supply chain Quang Le said, “The opening of Maersk’s new logistics centre demonstrates the company’s continuous innovation and development to support our business growth in the Vietnamese market. It not only marks an important milestone in our collaboration going forward but the investment is also a crucial step for North Vietnam to become a viable and globally competitive trade hub.”

maersk expands with new logistics centre

Over the past five years, Vietnam has been in the fastest-growing range compared to other Asian countries. In 2018, the country was ranked the eighth-biggest export/import country in Asia, and based on this growth rate, Vietnam is expected to be ranked the fourth-biggest by 2023. North Vietnam is seeing continuous growth in electronics, automotives, and retail segments.

A.P. Moller Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify customer supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, Maersk operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 76,000 people. Its mission is to enable and facilitate global supply chains and provide opportunities for our customers to trade globally.

By Kim Oanh

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