NEW ZEALAND: Integrated container logistics company Maersk is to build a new 45,000m2 cold chain facility in the Waikato District, the fourth largest region in New Zealand.
The new facility will have more than 16,000m2 of fully convertible temperature-controlled space with temperatures ranging from -25°C to 15°C. It will provide storage for over 21,000 pallets of cold chain products. It is scheduled to start operations in late 2023.
Located in the Ruakura Superhub, the new facility will have easy access to the road network between Hamilton and Auckland. It is next to the new SH1 dual carriage way and adjacent to the Ruakura Inland Port, providing a seamless link to the Ports of Tauranga and Auckland.
The facility will feature advanced energy management including a CO2 refrigeration system, 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.