Maersk to boost Danish fulfillment capacity with construction of 40,000 sqm warehouse
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Maersk has announced the construction of the company’s first low GHG emissions contract logistics warehouse in Denmark. The facility will be run in partnership with Taulov Dry Port, a Danish joint venture between ADP A/S and PFA Pension. Maersk says the warehouse is part of its plans to boost its fulfillment capability in Denmark.
In a statement, Maersk said the green contract logistics warehouse is aiming to be built to BREEAM Excellent standards with zero direct emissions from operations.
The 40,000 sqm facility can be doubled in size and is scheduled to become operational in 2024. It will be located in Taulov in South Denmark.
Commenting on the announcement, Birna Odefors, Area Managing Director, Nordics, A.P. Moller – Maersk, said:
“We are pleased to announce our first green contract logistics warehouse in Denmark. Many of our customers are looking for long-term partners that have such capabilities to reduce their entire climate footprint. The Taulov facility also has a strategic position in Europe and will be a key asset to serve our customers as a deconsolidation point and add value by optimizing transport modes with its port, rail and road links creating flexibility in flows by accelerating or slowing down supply chains.”
“The typical customer needs in the fields of contract logistics are to support their inventory control, cost optimisation, extended visibility, speed to market and a consistent, sustainable flow of goods to reinforce their supply chain resilience. As consequence, many of our customers are looking to build upon their offerings to their markets and require logistics partners with asset control to support their growth strategies, by establishing long-term sustainable contract logistics solutions and not just to cover the short-term demand arising due to COVID-19.”
The partnership sees Taulov Dry Port own the commercial land and the logistic premises. The parties have reached an agreement with Maersk for a 12-year lease with the option to both extend and expand. The warehouse will be built by Taulov Dry Port based on Maersk’s specifications and design.
Commenting on the deal, Rune D. Rasmussen, CEO of ADP A/S, said:
“We are proud to be part of Maersk´s sustainable value chain supporting their customers with visionary sustainable logistics solutions. Taulov Dry Port is a European multimodal logistic hub and key player in the green transition of the logistic sector due to the sustainable infrastructure with the Port of Fredericia, the motorway and railway network. Soon the area will also be ready for the transition towards new green fuels such as hydrogen, which will be an important asset for Maersk as well as our other customers.”
According to Maersk, advances in technology, new industry standards and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains have speeded up the plan for the warehouse.
The shipping and logistics giant adds that indoor and outdoor equipment in the warehouse will be electrified, solar panels will be installed on the entire roof of the warehouse, and excess renewable energy produced will be fed to the grid. Battery driven trucks will be used for all of the shunting operations and hydrogen stations are planned within 150 metres from site.
The warehouse has a zero emissions approach to both direct and indirect aspects of the operations. Finally, charging will not only be provided to electric commercial trucks and cars, but also private cars, bicycles, and electric scooters.