Maersk to open carbon neutral pharma warehouse in Poland

Maersk and IB Cargo have announced their partnership for the operation of a 75,000 sq m regional distribution centre for IKEA Supply AG.

Maersk is launching its second dedicated warehouse in Poland, to increase its capabilities in serving pharmaceutical customers in Central Europe. The warehouse has been specifically designed for this customer segment and with carbon neutrality in mind. It will be an addition to Maersk’s existing warehousing and distribution centre in Mszczonow, Poland, and is expected to be operational by end of June 2021.

Equipped with a modern, state-of-the-art temperature controlling system that will ensure the safety of sensitive cargo, the new building will be to a large extent powered by renewable energy, ensuring its sustainability and carbon neutrality. The facility will have an integrated Quality Management System implemented, based on Good Distribution and Manufacturing Practice (GDP) and ISO certificates.

The new warehousing and distribution centre will in addition offer repacking capabilities, as well as professional transportation services in different temperature ranges (ambient, cold, liquid nitrogen and dry ice) based on a validated Transport Management System.

The warehouse is to be around 15,000 sq m with an operational height of 11.5 m and have an approximate capacity of 240,00 pallet places. It is located 40 km from Warsaw Chopin Airport and next to S7 motorway, connecting two most populous Polish metropolitan areas – Silesia and Mazovia with Warsaw.

“Our ambition is to be top choice healthcare logistics provider and No. 1 in Animal Health logistics by offering high-quality solutions for the healthcare industry, as well as flexibility in adapting to its specific requirements”, said, Hristo Petkov, Global Vertical Head, Pharma at Maersk. “The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing growth, which we can support with even more warehousing and distribution capacity, coupled with market knowledge and capabilities of our dedicated teams.”

Source: Maersk

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