Starting from March 2023, the facility will primarily store frozen commodities such as poultry, meat, vegetables, confectionary and processed food, but also chilled cargo including seasonal fruits.
Mohammad Shihab, managing director at Maersk Saudi Arabia, said: “Saudi Arabia is a significant market for us. With more than a fifth of the country’s food imports coming through King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, we wanted to establish a state-of-the-art cold storage facility that will help us serve the food industry better. Our ambition is to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains. To achieve this, we must be close to our customers, collaborate with trusted and reliable partners and build a network that truly enables global trade. With our new facility in Dammam, we are setting ourselves up to achieve all three goals.”