Maersk´s first Russian Inland Container Depot will create over 48 jobs and add needed storage/cross-dock capacity to relieve strained supply chains. St. Petersburg, Russia, 19 August 2021. Novorossiysk is the largest port on the Black Sea. Connected by rail and highways to the main industrial and population centers of Russia, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia, Novorossiysk is one of the biggest export hubs and gateways in Russia, serving the entire country´s geography. Located 10 kilometers away from the port, Maersk´s Inland Container Depot (ICD) operates two rail services total 570m, and it is equipped with fertilizers, liquid cargoes as well as general and palletized cargo handling facilities.
The new facility reflects Maersk’s strategic plan to grow logistics and services capabilities for customers’ supply chains by adding more capacity and flexibility for decision-making.
“Contract Logistics is one of the key product families enabling Maersk to become the global integrator of container logistics. Depots are “logistic shopping malls,” providing clients with a unique value proposition and complex logistics solutions such as container preparation, container stuffing from conventional rail wagons, trucking, storage facilities and others.
Russia is one of the largest global exporters of bulk commodities, whilst only a fraction of it is being exported in containers – est. 6% of total export volumes in 2020 moved in containers (heavily lagging European/mature regions). To enable the fast-growing export market, depots are a key component for customers’ supply chain to convert bulk cargo into containers and export further to overseas regions,” highlights Zsolt Katona.
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