A.P. Moller - Maersk strengthens its presence in Latin America and the Caribbean with the inauguration of a 14,000 sqm fulfillment center in Colombia and a 3,500 sqm fulfillment center in Panama, offering greater connectivity to customers and simplifying their supply chains.
Antonio Dominguez, Head of Latin America and the Caribbean at Maersk said: "We are investing more than US$200 million in Colombia to expand our logistics infrastructure with investments in cold storages, warehouses, depots, distribution centers, 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."
The new facility in Funza, Colombia, has 14,000 sqm and is located less than 50 minutes from the main consumer markets of Bogotá.
The new Maersk fulfillment center was inaugurated with customers from the pharmaceutical and consumer products industry who are already using the facilities. The center is located in the ZOL Funza logistics project, 50 minutes from six of the main consumer market areas in Bogota.
The center provides a warehouse management system, cross-docking, and other value-added services and includes lithium battery electrical equipment and LED lighting.
The new Maersk fulfillment center was inaugurated with customers from the pharmaceutical and consumer products industry who are already using the facilities.
Maersk also inaugurated its second fulfillment center in 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 kilometers from the capital and has direct access to the main highways, ports, and airports.
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 the 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 networks with innovative solutions. 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.
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