Maersk’s New Vancouver Facility Targets PNW Supply Chains
North American importers and exporters will gain more cross-dock transload capacity in their PNW supply chains during the 2021 peak season. Maersk and Canadian Pacific announced the construction of the new facility in September 2020 with ideal connectivity to the port of Vancouver via rail or truck directly into the warehouse. The 117,000 square foot, 103 door facility will open September 1, 2021 as planned, offering cross-dock services, designed to make PNW supply chains more resilient, flexible and cost-effective. The ability to cross-dock into domestic 53’ trailers enables customers to achieve overall cost savings per cubic meter, for domestic distribution.
The facility is a key pivot point in supply chain management. For example, Busan to Vancouver transit time is 16 days. When container loading at origin is added (7-10 days) and drop off at load port is added (1-4 days) the real transit can be 25-30 days transit. During that time window, customer orders change all the time. With a cross dock option, customers have much better response capabilities to demand fluctuations while reducing inventory costs of storage.
Maersk Warehousing & Distribution operates 46 locations in North America designed to offer a simple, seamless end-to-end customer experience.