Company says its new cross dock warehouse in Rotterdam will speed up European supply chains

AP Moller-Maersk has inaugurated a specialised cross dock warehouse in Rotterdam at its Maasvlakte II terminal.

Maersk logo on building

Maersk logo on building

According to the logistics group, the facility will accelerate the flow of cargo “significantly” from arrival on a vessel to the point of sale, especially in the Benelux, German and French hinterland.

After discharging containers from an arriving vessel, the products can be unpacked, transloaded to conventional trucks and dispatched to their final destination ”within hours”, it noted.

The newly opened warehouse features a total space of 23,000m2, 120 docks as well as interim storage space, and at full capacity more than 200 new jobs will be created.

”The launch of this specialised cross dock warehouse right next to where the containers are being discharged from our vessels showcases Maersk’s capability to control and manage our customers’ supply chains at every step from factory to consumer,” said Ole Trumpfheller, managing director Maersk north Europe continent area.

This adds resilience, flexibility and visibility to supply chains in times of increased disruption and geopolitical risks.

”In our new cross dock we are speeding up a part of the supply chain where others are losing days in some cases,” he outlined. ”With our priority flow offering it will be a question of hours to get cargo from a vessel on the road and to its final destination. The new warehouse will allow an unmatched delivery of cargo.”

Maersk noted that, for customers with temperature sensitive cargo including fresh produce, a large coldstore warehouse is under construction on the same site at Maasvlakte II.

It will have 40,000m2 of space with several temperature zones and is scheduled to start operations as from end of 2024.