A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) strengthens its presence in Latin America and the Caribbean with the inauguration of a 14,000 sqm fulfilment centre in Colombia and a 3,500 sqm fulfilment centre in Panama, consolidating its position as a global integrated logistics company by offering a greater connectivity to customers and simplifying their supply chains.
“We are investing more than US$200 million in Colombia to expand our logistics infrastructure with investments in cold storages, warehouses, depots, distribution centres, and container yards, aiming to provide support to our customers’ supply chain while responding to their industries’ requirements. Through this expansion to our offering, we strengthen our position as a logistic integrator in the region, connecting the needs of the sector with the needs of the world while keeping our focus on offering high value-added solutions to our customers.”Said Antonio Dominguez, Head of Latin America and the Caribbean at Maersk
The new Maersk fulfilment centre was inaugurated with customers from the pharmaceutical and consumer products industry, who are already using the facilities. The centre is located in the ZOL Funza logistics project, 50 minutes from six of the main consumer market areas in Bogota.
The centre provides warehouse management system, cross-docking, and other value-added services, and includes lithium battery electrical equipment and LED lighting.
Maersk also inaugurated its second fulfilment centre in the Panama last August. Located in the Panama Pacifico logistic park, the site has 3,500 m2 of storage capacity. It is strategically located about 30 kilometres from the capital, and has direct access to the main highways, ports, and airports.
“These investments demonstrate the enormous potential that the region has in Central America and Caribbean, and highlights Maersk’s commitment to generate new opportunities in Latin America. On our way to offering truly integrated logistics, we must offer simplified solutions to customers seeking to connect with the rest of the world.”said Antonio Dominguez, Head for Latin America and the Caribbean at Maersk
These new facilities take Maersk's total footprint in the area to more than 180,000 m2 spread across 8 facilities in Central America, Andina and Caribbean. Maersk aims to better connect Latin America with the world by expanding its end-to-end warehouse and distribution footprint through rail, air, and regional consolidation/deconsolidation network with innovative solutions. To achieve our ambition, Maersk is working closely with customers in Latin America to better understand their priorities and to be able to offer them agile and higher value-added solutions.