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Danish integrated logistics company Maersk is gearing up to build its first green and smart flagship logistics center in China in a total investment of US$174 million.

The shipping giant signed the Land Grant Contract with the administrative committee of Lin-gang new area of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in late of December.

In a statement to media, Maersk said the project is expected to start operation in the third quarter of 2024.

The Lin-gang flagship logistics centre will cover an area of approximately 113,000 sqm, and is designed to have a warehousing storage of 150,000 sqm. It will consist of four ramped 3-storey high standard warehouses and one 24-metre-high warehouse with automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).

As the company says, the facility will provide customers with a wide range of integrated logistics services, including international export consolidation, regional and global order fulfillment and distribution, cross border e-commerce and other value-added logistics services.

“With Lin-gang’s proximity to Yangshan port and its favorable 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”, said Caroline Wu, Managing Director of Maersk Greater China.

The flagship facility will apply for the highest platinum level certification of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), as the Danish company highlights.

Source: A.P. Moller-Maersk