Maersk Unveils Energy-Efficient Warehousing Capabilities in UK and Ireland
Maersk is constantly expanding its inventory of warehouses in the UK and Ireland as part of its integrator strategy. The shipping company has secured a contract for two new distribution centres in Dublin, Ireland, in addition to a 15-year lease for a newly built warehouse in Doncaster, England. All of the facilities give a high priority to reducing CO2 emissions.
The G Park Doncaster Mammoth 602 development includes the Doncaster facility, which is perfectly connected by road, rail, and air.
The warehouse is one of the largest in the UK, with over 600,000 square feet of total space, 60 dock levellers, 20m internal clear height, and hundreds of parking spots and offices.
It is also one of the most environmentally friendly logistic buildings in the North of England. GLP, the facility's developer, developed it under a net zero carbon construction strategy (within the UKGBC framework). Maersk's portfolio includes two more distribution centres in the UK, Tamworth and Kettering, in addition to the warehouse in Doncaster.
Maersk has acquired a lease for two new facilities in the Quantum Logistics Park in the north of Dublin. Quantum Logistics Park's units 3 and 4 will have a combined space of 250,000 square feet and will be developed to meet LEED Gold and BREEAM Excellent sustainability standards.
The two warehouses will be completed in Q4 2022 and Q2 2023 by the Dublin-based developer IPUT Real Estate, with unit 4 being Ireland's first net zero logistics facility employing a glue-laminated timber structural frame. Quantum Logistics Park is conveniently located 2 kilometres from Dublin Airport and 15 kilometres from Dublin Port, with direct access to the M2 motorway.
Gary Jeffreys, Area Managing Director UK & Ireland, said:
"These three new warehouses in the UK and Ireland are a strong statement that we are ready to deliver on our integrator promise to our customers and serve them with end-to-end logistics solutions from factory to their end-consumers if they wish. The demand for integrated and, thus, more resilient supply chains has grown significantly over the past two years. The disruptions of Brexit and the pandemic moved the logistics from a commodity level to a C-level topic – where it actually belongs."
As decarbonisation of sea, air, and land logistics by 2040 is an essential part of the company, it will collaborate with two very capable developers who will assist in meeting that ambitious goal in landside logistics.
Following the successful acquisition of the Asian warehousing expert LF Logistics, Maersk now provides integrated logistics solutions in over 550 warehouses with a total worldwide space of over 9.5 million sqm. Several new Maersk warehouses are scheduled to open in Europe in the coming months.
Maersk, as a logistics integrator, develops and provides solutions spanning from ocean transportation to landside and air transportation, contract logistics such as warehousing and distribution (W&D) and depots, custom clearances, visibility solutions, and more. When supply networks were disrupted by the pandemic, Maersk's resilient end-to-end solutions ensured that customers' cargo remained moving. The integrated solutions enable Maersk to have greater control over the flow of goods at numerous stages of its route, increasing supply chain resilience. With the expansion of W&D facilities, Maersk is strengthening its position further by providing a larger array of services out of one hand to its customers.
Source: A.P. Moller - Maersk