King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam will be home to the new facility from March 2023

Maersk logo on building

Maersk has signed an agreement with Refad Real Estate to operate a brand new cold storage facility at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

According to the logistics group, it will open the doors to the facility for customers in March 2023.

It will primarily serve the requirement to store frozen commodities such as poultry, meat, vegetables, confectionary and processed food, but will also house chilled cargo including seasonal fruits.

“Saudi Arabia is a significant market for us,” said Mohammad Shihab, managing director at Maersk Saudi Arabia. ”With more than a fifth of the country’s food imports coming through King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, we wanted to establish a state-of-the-art cold storage facility that will help us serve the food industry better.

”Our ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains,” he added. ”To achieve this, we must be close to our customers, collaborate with trusted and reliable partners and build a network that truly enables global trade. With our new facility in Dammam, we are setting ourselves up to achieve all three goals.”