DB Schenker, a global supply chain and logistics provider, has announced the start of construction of its third expansion phase with another mega logistics centre at Dubai South’s Logistics District, bringing the total contract logistics footprint in Dubai to 84,000sqm by June 2022.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation; Christopher Smith, CEO, DB Schenker Middle East Africa; Mohsen Ahmad, CEO, Logistics District, Dubai South and Ako Djaf, Vice President-Contract Logistics / SCM Middle East and Africa, DB Schenker; among other senior executives from both organizations.
The new state-of-the-art, green logistics centre will have a 37,000sqm warehouse space that includes a 5,000sqm mezzanine area dedicated for value-added services and spare-parts operations, in addition to temperature-controlled areas and ambient-temperature zones. It will also utilise 100% renewable energy and act as a distribution hub for the GCC.
“The project also confirms our commitment to operating sustainably, and we want to underpin our leading ecological position in the UAE market by reducing CO2 emissions and costs,” affirmed Djaf.
Dubai South has been at the forefront of the e-commerce and logistics sectors in delivering Dubai’s first dual-licensed, hybrid-bonded facilities. Its success can be demonstrated with its host of global and regional players that benefit from Dubai South’s customer-centric processes with its seamless, multimodal connectivity between road, air and sea transportation.
“DB Schenker’s expansion at Dubai South is a testament to our bespoke, customised services and fast-paced ecosystem that benefits from centralisation and economies of scale, servicing the region as well as local markets,” asserted Mohsen Ahmad.
DB Schenker is one of the fastest growing logistics service providers in the region expanding the total area of its operated logistics canters from 40,000 to 325,000sqm in the last seven years.