An agile, cost-effective solution to manage fluctuating demands.
Get the flexibility to move your cargo in an efficient and agile way
Coping with supply/demand fluctuations, while keeping agility high and cost low, is a challenge to suppliers across industries and verticals. In addition to facing unforeseen events that disrupt supply chains regionally or globally, logistics planners need to navigate in a landscape of irregular supply patterns and fluctuating demand. This can lead to missed revenue opportunities, unsatisfied end-buyers or holding costly inventory. All of which can negatively impact the company’s P&L.
With Flex Hub, you can inject physical efficiency into your business planning and supply chain, while keeping costs at bay. Maybe the cargo is sold already, and the delivery shipment needs to be slowed down. Or deals need to be closed on short notice with limited foresight and short lead times, like in the case of a push production model. In any case, Flex Hub enables you to keep inventory in containers, postpone delivery, position goods closer to key markets, or change the destination at will.
To get more information on Flex Hub and its advantages for your business, please reach out to your Maersk sales representative.
Why choose Flex Hub?
Flex Hub provides Flexibility in your supply chain to stay agile and manage your business smoothly. Take a look to see how our solution helps you manage your cargo flow to its final destination.
Reach markets faster
Up to 70% reduction in ‘order to delivery’ lead times. Get the flexibility to change the final destination and the agility to deliver faster to your customers directly from the hubs.
Get closer to customers
Position your cargo closer to key markets with our eight (8) hub ports. Flex Hub is available in Tanjung Pelepas, Salalah, Jeddah, Port Said, Port Tangier, Algeciras, Bremerhaven and Balboa.
Manage demand fluctuations
Slowdown in flows of your cargo to meet changes in demand. Ship your cargo now and we’ll store it for you in one of our hub ports.
Offers online visibility
You get complete visibility to monitor real-time inventory levels and your storage time through online dashboards.
Optimise supply chain costs
Our hubs reduce storage costs by nearly 30% in comparison with traditional warehouse facilities and with reduced working capital.
Relieve pressure on storage facilities
Save precious storage space at your facilities. We will deliver your cargo to its destination when the time is right.
You can easily add Flex Hub to your long-term contract. Just select the hub port you wish to use and get started.
How Flex Hub works
Flex Hub is simple to use and convenient to incorporate into your logistics process, letting you strike a much-needed balance between demand and supply.
At Origin:Make your booking with Maersk to a destination as planned. Inform us at time of booking that your cargo needs Flex Hub.
When Sailing:Receive real-time updates of your cargo from the time your containers leave for the transhipment hub.
At the Hub Port:Your Maersk representative helps manage the holding of containers across our multiple hubs. After the cargo reaches your hub port of choice, we hold it on your behalf until you decide its final destination and when you want it delivered. You are also entitled to one free change of destination.
On the way to the final destination:When you have chosen the time and the final location, we will complete the delivery. All potential locations for the final destination must be a part of the contract.
Reach global markets with confidence
Flex Hub makes it easier to profit from global demand by placing your cargo closer to its final destination and moving it quickly at the right time. You can choose between our eight (8) Flex Hub port locations:
Talk to your Maersk Sales Representative to include Flex Hub in your contract.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Should you have any immediate questions regarding Flex Hub, please refer to our customer FAQs. For further queries, just contact us – we are happy to help.
Can I select a hub port of my choice? Do I need to re-negotiate my current contract to get Flex Hub? When and how should I inform you that my shipment needs Flex Hub? What if my shipment needs to stay in the hub port for a shorter or longer period than the agreed Free time? How and when will I be invoiced?
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