New Zealand – Maersk continues to integrate end-to-end cold chains with the announcement of a new 45,000 sqm cold chain facility in the Waikato District, the fourth largest region in New Zealand. By integrating the state-of-the-art cold store with the depot and intermodal connections, Maersk will provide better logistics solutions for both import and export customers, catering for their increasing needs for more efficient, tech-enabled and temperature-controlled supply chains.
From dairy and meat to seafood and fruits, the primary industry sector is key to drive the development of New Zealand’s economy. We are pleased to offer our customers innovative solutions and access to our integrated global network, through which we can contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth and bring new opportunities to the communities we are part of. This cold storage facility will cater for both national and international supply chains, and in conjunction with our extensive New Zealand ocean network connecting the world. We firmly believe it will enable us to be flexible and agile in our operations to ensure that we can match customers’ needs with seasonal demand.
Maersk’s decision to locate its new cold storage facility at Ruakura is a very significant addition to the New Zealand supply chain and how we connect to the world. For more than half of all New Zealanders who live in the ‘golden triangle’ of Waikato, Auckland, and Bay of Plenty, it also boosts the resilience of how critical food supplies are moved around the country and around the globe.
We have seen significant growing demand from exporters, importers and local processors who rely on temperature-controlled storage in the region. With the new facility in place and its close integration with Maersk’s logistics solutions, we will offer more transparency and visibility of refrigerated cargoes and help customers build more efficient and resilient supply chains.
The facility will feature advanced energy management including an environmentally friendly CO2 cooling plant, solar energy, rainwater harvesting and a low carbon policy for the construction. It targets to achieve an audited 5 Star Green Star rating in New Zealand.
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs approximately 95,000 people. Check our website for more details.
About Tainui Group Holdings
Tainui Group Holdings is the wholly-owned commercial entity of Waikato-Tainui – one of the largest iwi (tribal) groups in New Zealand with around 78,000 members. We protect and grow our commercial assets with a diverse portfolio which spans commercial, retail, and residential property, hotels, farming, fishing and forestry, infrastructure, equities and direct investment. We are deeply committed to the development, sustainability and prosperity of our region and take a disciplined, long-term view to delivering commercial leadership with an iwi worldview for a prosperous iwi today and for generations to come. Check our website for more details.