A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk), an integrated container and logistics company, is strengthening its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities in Australia with the opening of seven new facilities across the country. This expansion will bring Maersk's total number of sites in Australia to eight and increase its footprint from 15,900 square meters in Q1 2023 to 142,500 square meters by Q1 2024.
Six of the new facilities will be omnichannel facilities, which will allow Maersk to interact with customers through a variety of channels to fulfill orders. Omnichannel capabilities provide Maersk with better levels of availability and service, reduced working capital, and better efficiency. They also allow for an improved focus on sustainability by utilizing renewable energy sources such as solar panels, smart power management systems, and low-energy consumption equipment.
The recent opening of Maersk's Derrimut facility in Melbourne harnesses progressive AI technology to automate current warehousing processes. The facility caters to booming e-commerce fulfillment needs, as well as offering logistics solutions for different industries, including Footwear and Apparel, Beauty and Wellness, Healthcare, and Luxury Fashion products across Australia.
In addition to expanding its omnichannel fulfillment capabilities, Maersk is also introducing two new services to customers in Australia:
Flex Hub: This service enables customers to reduce warehousing costs and reduce time to market by placing products closer to their end customer markets.
Captain Peter for reefer containers: This service allows customers to see the temperature inside reefer containers carrying their produce and change it as needed. This gives customers more control over how their frozen or refrigerated goods are managed while in transit with Maersk.
Maersk's expansion in Australia is driven by the company's belief that the country is a key market for growth. Australia imports a high volume of consumer goods, and Maersk is excited to be able to continue to efficiently deliver goods while growing its business and contributing significantly to regional economic growth.
"Our expansion throughout Australia is giving our customers a more efficient and sustainable service right throughout the supply chain. We are excited to be able to continue to invest in Australia and support our customers' growth." said Kylie Fraser, Maersk's Managing Director of Oceania.
Maersk's expansion is a positive development for the Australian logistics industry. It will increase competition and provide customers with more choices for their omnichannel fulfillment needs. It will also help to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the Australian supply chain.Return to Articles