A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has announced a substantial investment exceeding USD$500 million to elevate its supply chain capabilities in Southeast Asia. This strategic investment is set to boost the region’s status as a global production hub and consumption powerhouse.
Expanding Infrastructure for a Robust Supply Chain
The investment, to be spread over three years, will primarily enhance Maersk’s Logistics & Services sector. However, a significant portion will also be channelled into bolstering its Ocean and Terminals infrastructure. This move is anticipated to create numerous job opportunities in the region, introduce automation efficiencies, and expand the company’s network footprint.
Building Supply Chain Resilience and Efficiency
Maersk’s investment, announced alongside a global executive board meeting in Singapore, targets building resilience in supply chains and reducing trade costs, which tend to be higher in some Asian markets. The company plans to scale its warehousing and distribution capacity by up to 50% across Southeast Asia. By 2026, Maersk aims to add nearly 480,000 sqm of capacity in strategic locations such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Innovative Solutions and Sustainable Commitment
Maersk will invest in augmenting landside connectivity, including significantly increasing its haulage truck capacity in Southeast Asia with an emphasis on greener solutions. The company plans to introduce biodiesel-based and electric trucks by 2024. On the ocean and terminal front, Maersk continues to invest in APM Terminals to enhance its ocean network design and bring additional transhipment to the region. Furthermore, Maersk is collaborating with regional authorities to explore opportunities in building green fuel infrastructure to support its future green vessel fleet.
Maersk’s investment in Southeast Asia is a major step towards creating a more resilient and cost-effective supply chain in the region. This move underlines the company’s commitment to driving efficiency and sustainability in maritime logistics, benefiting both customers and the wider industry.
About A.P. Moller-Maersk
A.P. Moller-Maersk is a global leader in shipping services, known for its integrated supply chain solutions that cater to diverse logistical needs across the world.
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