Karachi, 30 November 2022: A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk), the integrated logistics
company, inaugurated its new Integrated Logistics Park at Port Qasim in Pakistan today.
Present at the inauguration were His Excellency Jakob Linulf, the Danish Ambassador to
Pakistan, Honorable Chairman Port Qasim, Rear Admiral (R) Syed Hasan Nasir Shah
HI(M), Hasan Faraz, Managing Director, Maersk Pakistan, the leadership team at Maersk
Pakistan and leaders from the top businesses in Pakistan.
The Covid-19 pandemic impacted economies worldwide brought most lives to a
standstill and disrupted the global supply chains. However, goods did not stop moving
around the world and all the essentials required to battle the pandemic kept moving.
This was possible because shipping and logistics companies showed immense resilience
in their operations amidst the most challenging times. Ships kept sailing, ports stayed
operational, warehouses remained open, and cargo kept moving despite international
borders getting closed.
During this time, Maersk’s integrated logistics solutions created maximum value for
importers and exporters. Maersk’s end-to-end solutions ensured customers’ cargo kept
moving. The warehousing facilities especially strengthened Maersk’s position by being
able to store goods that were in lower demand and slowed down supply chains when
needed. This garnered a lot of confidence in the customers’ minds about Maersk’s
resilience, commitment, and ability to react quickly and appropriately to the changing
behavior of the end consumers.
Building on this background, Maersk Pakistan took the bold decision to invest in an
Integrated Logistics Park that would act as a warehouse, including a consolidation &
fulfillment centre and cold storage, at Port Qasim. Maersk Pakistan went on from
acquiring a 26-acre land parcel to carefully designing and constructing a six-shed facility
spread over 560,000 sq. ft. that will answer all the requirements of its customers
through a single location. This facility will cater to storage requirements of cargo from
retail & lifestyle, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), automotive and technology
sectors. Located within Port Qasim, the Integrated Logistics Park will be the perfect
warehouse destination for customers to manage their import and export cargo with the
least time delays while connecting to and from vessels.
The Maersk Integrated Logistics Park will come equipped with modern Warehouse
Management Systems. With Maersk taking care of the movement of cargo – ocean
transportation on one side and landside transportation on the other side of the
warehouse – customers will experience lesser handovers of their cargo, leading to
higher efficiencies, faster turnaround times, deeper visibility and better control over the
cargo movement. All of this will result in better predictability of supply chains.
Hasan Faraz, Managing Director, Maersk Pakistan, commented during the inauguration
of the facility, “At Maersk, our purpose is to improve life for all by integrating the world.
With our state-of-the-art Integrated Logistics Park, we want to ensure that we play an
important role in connecting and simplifying the supply chains for importers, exporters
and traders of Pakistan.” He added, “I am proud of this major investment in Pakistan
and is a critical building block in the logistics infrastructure. It is also apt to recognize the
unwavering support our customers have extended, with whom we could have
meaningful conversations that helped us design a solution that creates value in their
His Excellency Jakob Linulf, the Danish Ambassador to Pakistan, said, “Pakistan has
incredible potential to grow, and there are enough opportunities for trade to flourish
here. Despite the various current challenges, Maersk has played an important role as a
trusted partner for Pakistan’s traders.” He added, “Maersk’s commitment to invest in a
large facility such as the one inaugurated today in Port Qasim speaks volumes of the
potential that is out there to be harnessed.”