Cold Chain Logistics

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Cold Storage

Our strategically located Cold Storage facilities around the globe come equipped with ideal temperature parameters for your precious goods; typically within the range of -25° and + 25° Celcius. Depending on your commodity’s specific needs, we also provide atmosphere-controlled conditions that facilitate ripe-to-market commodities and long-term cold storage for fresh fruits and pharmaceutical goods. We are flexible and agile in our operations to ensure that we can match your pace as your needs change with seasonal demand. Think of us as an efficient pitstop in your race against time.

Maersk cold storage services – An aerial view of a cold storage facility.

A network built for global reach

Our Cold Storage warehouse network caters to a wide range of services for frozen, chilled and ambient temperature goods and produce. We now have 7 global locations with plans to expand to nearly 50 locations by 2050.

  • San Antonio, Chile
  • Puerto Mont, Chile
  • Mszczonów, Poland
  • Łódź, Poland
  • Durban, South Africa
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • Chennai, India
  • Lahore, Pakistan
  • Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Houston, United States
  • Newark, United States

Cold Storage Services

There’s a lot that happens within the walls of our Cold Storage facilities. Goods and produce need a lot of care and maintenance and go through many processes before they continue their supply chain journey. Here are some of the services we offer at our Cold Storage facilities:

Export Services

Export services - Close to source storage

  • Fresh fruit receiving
  • Precooling and packaging
  • Storage and container stuffing
  • Blast chilling
  • Phytosanitary
Export Services

Export services - Close to factory or port storage

  • Frozen receiving
  • Loading
  • Container stuffing and VGM
  • Individual quick freezing/blast freezing
  • Repalletising
  • Inspection and quality checks

Import services

  • Container unloading
  • Cross dock or storage
  • Customs Services
  • Pick/Pack
  • Inspection/quality checks
  • Labelling and repacking
  • Trans-load container/trucks
  • Ripening
  • Sampling

Durban precooled fruit in demand

The fruit industry is the largest contributor, by value, to South Africa. Ensuring fruit are kept to the highest quality standards is therefore essential. At Durban, fruits are precooled at our cold storage facility to ensure optimum freshness throughout their supply chain journey and to comply with import laws from other countries.

This process has seen a sharp increase in exports - nearly 10,000 pallets of fruit - proving that precooling is a critical step in the post-harvest cold chain.

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