Maersk expands presence in Colombia with new logistics centre in Bogota

Maersk has strengthened its foothold in Colombia by inaugurating a state-of-the-art container logistics centre in the Tocancipa industrial zone, located 47 kilometers north of Bogota. This 44,000 sq.m. facility promises to enhance supply chain reliability, reduce additional port and transport costs, and eliminate customer waiting times by ensuring the availability of empty containers, thereby optimising operational efficiency and demand responsiveness.

The logistics centre features a 3,378 sq.m. depot, a 23,000 sq.m. container storage area, and a 651 sq.m. refrigerated container storage area with connectivity for 50 containers. It has the capacity to handle up to 1,600 containers and is equipped with a depot management system. Services offered include container unloading and loading, cargo handling, full container storage, and on-site reach stackers. Sustainable practices, such as the reuse of excavated material during construction, along with LED and solar perimeter lighting, underscore Maersk’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

Additional services at the centre include empty and full container storage, consolidation and deconsolidation, maintenance, repair, preparation, and inspection of containers, as well as the return and movement of containers. This extensive range of services aims to provide customers with greater logistical flexibility.

Efrain Osorio, Managing Director for Central America, Andean, and the Caribbean at Maersk, highlighted the innovation and infrastructural excellence of the new centre, stating, “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. Colombia remains a high-growth country with increasing import demand for consumer products, complemented by steady exports of refrigerated fruits and vegetables, food products, textiles, and consumer goods.”

Maersk continues to invest in expanding its logistics capabilities in the region, combining its ocean services with integrated logistics solutions such as warehousing, logistics centres, depots, and value-added services to support the entire supply chain.