DB Schenker’s temperature-controlled facility offers a total space of 90,000 Euro pallets
Dubai South, the largest single-urban master development focusing on aviation, logistics and real estate, recently announced that DB Schenker launched its third mega logistics centre in the Logistics District, which marks its continued success story of growth in the MENA region.
The inauguration was attended by Mohsen Ahmad, CEO, Logistics District – Dubai South; Christian Drenthen, Board Member – Land Transport/Contract Logistics of DB Schenker; Christopher Smith, CEO, Middle East Africa, DB Schenker; and Ako Djaf, Vice President – Contract Logistics, SCM Middle East and Africa – DB Schenker; among other senior executives from both companies.
The solar system placed on the roof of both facilities will produce the full energy demand of the 74,000sqm of warehouse space and 5,000sqm of office buildings, saving 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually, the equivalent of planting over 400,000 trees.
Green logistics hub
The green logistics hub will provide a sustainable ecosystem for bonded and non-bonded operations and an end-to-end integrated suite of goods and customised services for customers.
The third facility, which is also temperature-controlled, offers a total space of 90,000 Euro pallets providing warehousing solutions for different industries, including dangerous-goods storage and B2C e-commerce delivery services, leveraging its ideal connectivity to land, sea, and air freight transportation modes. The facility also has a 5,000sqm mezzanine floor exclusively designed for various value-added service activities.
“DB Schenker’s new facility will strengthen the entire ecosystem of the Logistics District, thanks to its innovative solutions and best sustainable practices, all of which are a testament to its progressive business strategy.
As part of boosting Dubai’s global position, DB Schenker committed to establish a progressive ecosystem to build a global logistics and e-commerce hub that caters to the evolving demands of our existing and potential clients,” stressed Mohsen Ahmad.
Commitment to sustainability
“As with the second facility, the new centre will further cement our sustainability commitment and agenda, and the construction of this expansive green logistics centre will elevate our capacity and network,” observed Djaf.
By designing models comprising catalysts anchored in sustainable best practices, DB Schenker aspires to facilitate the industry by leapfrogging the barriers toward net-zero targets.”
DB Schenker in the Middle East and Africa region facilitated the market entry of many international companies to expand their footprints across the globe in this high-potential market.
This has made the company one of the fastest-growing logistics service providers in the region expanding the total area of its operated logistics centres from 40,000 to 325,000sqm in the past seven years, a press statement concluded.