A.P. Moller-Maersk is expanding its contract logistics and distribution capabilities in Vietnam with three new facilities coming into operation in Song Than and Bac Ninh.

The company said these warehouses, together with the other 11 self-managed facilities in the country, will enhance its logistics capacity for future growth in Vietnam.

Maersk Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar managing director Marco Civardi said contract logistics and distribution are crucial supply-chain components.

“By connecting and simplifying logistics and services solutions, our customers can benefit from our seamless end-to-end offerings to optimize their supply chains. Our commitment to the Vietnam’s market resulted in a significant increase of our logistics footprint by adding three warehouses with total 38,000 square metres in last quarter 2020 and first quarter 2021 in pursuing our growth ambition with speed and agility,” Mr Civardi said.

“Our mission is to constantly improve our capabilities in logistics and services so that we can better serve the surging demand in import and export while enabling Maersk to gradually become one of the top logistics service providers in the country driven by our customer centric approach.”

Equipped with multiple racking systems, strong rooms, security cameras and sprinkler systems, the three new facilities will improve inventory management experience for clients from Europe, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as enabling Maersk’s clientele to have a more efficient supply chain.

Located 25 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City, the new distribution centres in Song Than offer premium contract logistics and distribution services to support the substantial trade growth in south Vietnam.

These two facilities are 10,000 square-meter and 9700 square metres.

And in northern Vietnam, Maersk is expanding the scale of its facility in Bac Ninh, 23 kilometres from Hanoi and 120 kilometres from the Hai Phong port.

At around 18,000 square metres, Maersk Bac Ninh 15# is situated next to Maersk Bac Ninh 16#, another Maersk distribution center which was officially opened in December 2019.