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Maersk says new Fredericia warehouse represents “final supply chain link”

Maersk says its new Fredericia warehouse has been built in a “prime location for customer and supply chain convenience” and represents a “final supply chain” link for the shipping and logistics company.

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In a press release announcing the opening of its new facility, Maersk stresses that the Port of Fredericia is the largest container port in Southern Denmark, and among the biggest in Denmark for import and export. In addition to this, Aarhus, Denmark’s largest container port, is 90km away.

Maersk adds that the port is also still undergoing major development to accommodate future growing volumes of cargo and new environmental considerations.

According to the Danish shipping line, the location of the new warehouse allows for cross-country connectivity within 3 to 4 hours. The warehouse is also said to boast easy access to major motorways, a cross-Europe railway network, and the nearby Billund Airport, which offers connecting flights to Hangzhou in China.

Maersk states that the site has picking, packing and sorting capabilities, and can be used as a local fulfilment centre to ensure orders reach end consumers. The shipping giant adds that the warehouse will also lead to shorter lead times thanks to the phasing out of unnecessary transport legs.

Besides being keen to promote the sustainability credentials of its new facility, Maersk makes it clear that the facility will help with its goal of providing end-to-end supply chain solutions.

“Maersk can provide a truly end-to-end supply chain solution for businesses in and around Denmark, bringing the full integrator strategy to life,” the company writes. “Maersk’s owned vessels can carry customers’ ocean freight, and we can support exporting and importing to and from Denmark via air, land and sea. Additionally, our customs clearance services ensure goods cross borders without delay.”

Maersk claims that by one provider handling an entire supply chain, customers can benefit from “a smooth handover between all supply chain links”, which in turn helps with “strengthening and improving resilience”.