A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk), one of the world's leading logistics companies, and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan), a renowned international automotive giant, have joined hands in a long-term partnership on sustainable, resilient, and competitive end-to-end logistics.
At Maersk, we are dedicated to continuously improving our services to meet our customers' evolving needs. Nissan is an extremely important customer for Maersk, and we are delighted to expand our services from ocean to inland logistics. With this long-term partnership approach, Maersk is committed to providing Nissan high quality, reliable, and integrated services across the supply chain. We will also work with our customer to drive CO2 reductions in the future.
Navigating supply chain disruptions, evolving consumer preferences and other challenges in the automotive industry require strategic planning, collaboration, and resilient supply chains. By leveraging respective expertise and resources, the two companies will join hands to enhance supply chain efficiency, optimize costs, and ensure reliable and timely delivery for Nissan's exports.
As part of the agreement, Maersk has been nominated to build and operate a dedicated warehousing and distribution facility for Nissan in Wuhan, China.
Located just 2 kilometres from the Yangluo port area in Wuhan, the close proximity of this facility to the port enables efficient and convenient transportation of cargoes, connecting Nissan’s production lines in central China with its domestic and global markets.
The warehouse itself boasts an indoor area of 3,000 square meters, with an additional 500 square meters for temporary expansion, as well as an outdoor area of 1,000 square meters. The services provided are tailor-made for Nissan, including inbound and outbound operations for parts and pallets, inspections, mix bundling, quality assurance and other value-added services.
The consideration for establishing Wuhan new International Logistics Network (ILN) began last year, taking into account the expected volumes both presently and in the future. The decision to set up the facility was made based on infrastructure conditions, cost advantages, unique benefits offered, CO2 reduction and dedicated logistic partners as Maersk. Even though Chinese automotive market is highly competitive, to fulfil Nissan’s commitment of ‘In China, for China and the World’, NCICI's auto-parts exports from China to other countries have been consistently setting new monthly records, showing growth despite the challenging market conditions. We have high expectations for a stable supply from Wuhan and look forward to its contribution to meet the growing demand in the global market.
Maersk has provided ocean services for Nissan for over a decade. During the past three years, both companies have collaborated extensively across various areas to explore opportunities for logistics and services. Now, with the grand opening of this dedicated warehouse for Nissan in central China, Maersk Greater China team achieves a significant milestone by bringing the company’s integrator strategy to life within the automotive industry.
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a global leader in logistics services, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs over 100,000 people. Maersk is aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across the entire business with new technologies, new vessels, and green fuels.
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