COLOMBIA – A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has inaugurated a new container logistics center in Tocancipa, marking a significant expansion of its logistics footprint in Colombia.

The facility covers 44,000 square meters and aims to provide enhanced warehousing and logistics solutions, ensuring greater agility and flexibility for customers’ supply chains.

Located in the Tocancipa industrial zone, 47 kilometers north of Bogotá, the center offers a strategic position that reduces additional port and transport costs, enhancing the reliability of the supply chain.

This new logistics hub aims to minimize waiting times for customers and ensures the availability of empty containers, optimizing operational efficiency and improving responsiveness to demand.

The logistics center features a 3,378 square meter depot, a 23,000 square meter container storage area, and a 651 square meter refrigerated container storage space with connectivity for 50 containers.

It has a capacity to handle up to 1,600 containers and includes a depot management system. Services offered at the center include container unloading and loading, cargo handling, and storage for both empty and full containers.

Additionally, the site provides consolidation and deconsolidation services, as well as maintenance, repair, preparation, and inspection of containers.

Efrain Osorio, Maersk’s Managing Director for Central America, Andean, and the Caribbean, emphasized the importance of the new center for Colombia.

“This is an innovative service for the Colombian market, due to its level of infrastructure and service, which will allow our customers in the country greater logistical flexibility,” he said.

Colombia remains a high-growth market for Maersk, with increasing import demand for consumer products and steady exports of refrigerated fruits and vegetables, food products, textiles, and consumer goods.

Osorio noted, “As a logistics integrator, we continue to invest to expand our capabilities and meet demand with sea, air, and land freight services throughout the area.”

Aligned with Maersk’s commitment to decarbonizing end-to-end supply chains, the Tocancipa logistics center incorporates several sustainable practices.

The facility uses LED lighting and solar perimeter lighting, and the container yard is fully paved. During its construction, sustainable methods were employed, including the reuse of excavated material from the site.

Maersk’s expansion in Colombia is part of a broader strategy to combine ocean services with integrated logistics solutions.

The new center in Tocancipa is expected to provide significant benefits to customers by offering visibility and efficiency across the entire supply chain. With this investment, Maersk continues to reinforce its position as a leading logistics integrator, capable of meeting the evolving needs of the market.

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