Maersk inaugurates own warehouse in Sri Lanka

The 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse offers export consolidation and 3PL services with 50,000 sq. ft for each service

Maersk inaugurates own warehouse in Sri Lanka
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Maersk inaugurated its first own warehouse in Sri Lanka at Wattala, spread over 100,000 sq. ft., on April 5, 2024.

Present at the inauguration were Vikash Agarwal, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia, Biju Ravi, Head, Maersk Sri Lanka and Parakrama Dissanayake, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director, Aitken Spence.

The new facility will provide integrated supply chain solutions, offering a strategic advantage for various global customers and local suppliers in the retail and lifestyle sector, according to the press release from Maersk.

"Our new warehouse in Sri Lanka represents a strategic milestone in our commitment to strengthen our operations in the country," says Agarwal. "By leveraging Sri Lanka's growing prominence as a logistics hub and investing in infrastructure that our customers have shown interest in, Maersk aims to deliver unparalleled value to its clients while contributing to Sri Lanka's economic growth and development."

The new warehouse, located in Wattala, 11 km from the seaport, offers export consolidation and 3PL services with 50,000 sq. ft dedicated for each service. It will provide end-to-end supply chain solutions including storage, inventory management and distribution. The 3PL facility allows suppliers to store their cargo and move quickly to consolidation points without losing time.

Maersk’s next-door empty yard provides faster movement of containers into the consolidation point and then to the port. The new warehouse will be able to serve almost the entire Colombo market within four hours. The facility features rainwater harvesting, LED lighting, and solar module compatibility for environment-friendly operations, according to the release.

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