Global logistics company Maersk chooses Barcelona to open its first platform in Southern Europe
Danish shipping company Maersk, a world leader in maritime transport and logistics services with presence in 130 countries, has chosen the Port of Barcelona to open its first logistics warehouse in Southern Europe.
Maersk and CILSA -the company that manages the logistics area of the Port of Barcelona- have signed a contract for the construction of 7,710 sqm of warehouse and 458 sqm of office space that will be delivered in the first quarter of 2022.
The new Maersk warehouse will be equipped with latest technologies for the logistics activity, offering consolidation and deconsolidation services to all clients in different sectors. The warehouse will have 39 loading docks with automatic sectional doors and exterior shelters. The construction process will follow the highest criteria of energy efficiency and sustainability.
José Antonio González Paz, South West Europe & Maghreb Product Manager Contract Logistics of Maersk, said: “With this new investment, Maersk consolidates itself as the reference provider of comprehensive logistics services for clients that use the logistics infrastructures of Barcelona (Port, Airport, Intermodal Transport) as an entry point to both the Iberian Peninsula and the South of France markets”.
Alfonso Martínez, CEO of CILSA, said: “For CILSA it is a turning point at all levels: the new contract with Maersk represents a very important change in the freight forwarder-logistics sector and the culmination of a project such as the logistics area at the Port of Barcelona. We have completed the entire development of the available land with sustained occupations of 96-98% during the last years”.