A.P. Moller – Maersk is expanding its offering as a logistics partner for the Central European automotive industry and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
The new 14,000 sqm warehouse specialises in handling batteries for electric cars, and it is located in the Northern part of the Czech Republic, Teplice. It is within a short distance of a range of car makers and suppliers in the Czech Republic and Eastern and Southern Germany.
The batteries can be delivered efficiently by train from Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Rotterdam, Koper or Rijeka ports.
The warehouse has a full range of safety features to guarantee the best handling of electric car batteries. Besides thermal monitoring cameras and in-rack sprinklers throughout the warehouse, the space will be divided into four independent, fire-resistant compartments.
In addition to repacking, the services offered in the special warehouse include in-depth quality controls and charging of the batteries, as well as other value-adding services along automotive supply chains.
Maersk is also building a new warehouse (11,700 sqm) that will be inaugurated in spring 2023 and a new deep-water terminal, which is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2025, both in Rijeka – Croatia.
The new terminal will increase handling capacity in the Eastern Adriatic and significantly reduce the transit times and thus also CO2 emissions of transports from Asia to Europe, especially to Croatia, the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries.
Furthermore, two other warehouses for dry cargo were recently opened in Kladno, close to Prague, with 10,000 sqm of space and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with 4,100 sqm of space.