Maersk will Construct its First Green and Smart Flagship Logistics Centre in Lin-gang, Shanghai
Late in December 2022, Maersk signed the Land Grant Contract with the administrative committee of the Lin-gang new area of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. This introduces Maersk's first green and smart flagship logistics centre in China. With a total expenditure of 174 million dollars, the project is anticipated to go live in the third quarter of 2024.
The Lin-gang flagship logistics centre is about 113,000 sqm in size and will have 150,000 sqm of storage space. It will have four ramped 3-storey high-standard warehouses and one 24-meter-high warehouse with an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). It will offer customers a wide range of integrated logistics services, such as international export consolidation, order fulfilment and distribution in regional and global markets, cross-border e-commerce, and other logistics services with added value.
Caroline Wu, Managing Director of Maersk Greater China, said: "Maersk is continuously enhancing its logistics capabilities to offer integrated end-to-end solutions to customers worldwide. Shanghai plays a critical role in Maersk's global network. With Lin-gang’s proximity to Yangshan port and its favourable free trade policies, our flagship logistics centre will provide agile and sustainable solutions, connecting and simplifying our customers’ supply chains. We will continue to invest in China, contributing to Shanghai's position as a global leading shipping and logistics centre, and the resilience of global supply chains."
The flagship facility will apply for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification, the highest level available. It will be built using modern environmentally friendly materials and have a rainwater management system and solar panels to maximise efficiency on water and energy usage. To further reduce its environmental impact, the new facility will be equipped with LED lighting, natural ventilation, non-fossil energy heating systems, and electric vehicle and equipment charging piles once completed.