Maersk Container Industry in Dongguan
- Annual capacity: approx. 100,000 FFEs (daily output: 410)
- Cycle time: 3.22 minutes for 40’ High Cube dry containers
- Employees in Dongguan: 2,241
It is an unusual sight to see dry boxes coming out of Maersk Container Industry’s factory in China that are not dressed in all-gray, accompanied by the blue star. Nonetheless, around 8,000 new forty-foot dry containers with the distinctive red exterior paint and white lettering are ready to get global trade moving.
“Watching those powerful red boxes leaving the factory makes us very proud,” says Sean S. Fitzgerald, CEO of Maersk Container Industry. “We’re happy to welcome Hamburg Süd to the family with a brand-new batch of industry-competitive and high-quality containers that support Hamburg Süd’s well-known reputation of quality delivery.”
The containers were built in Dongguan from 15 January to 9 February. Besides the high-quality standards that customers will experience, the production also represents good business value, says Fitzgerald, enabling consistent and competitive production at full capacity.
The containers were ordered by Maersk Line and will join its equipment fleet until a joint equipment pool is established during the second quarter of 2018.
Branding the boxes in the Hamburg Süd colours marks a welcoming gesture as the MCI production demonstrates Maersk’s commitment to a smooth integration and to the continued independency of the strong Hamburg Süd brand.
“This is a sign of our appreciation for the strong Hamburg Süd brand and a very tangible example of how we will continue to invest in it, strengthening our separate value propositions,” says Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk.