Dubai South unveils opening of DB Schenker’s third logistics facility

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Officials during the opening of DB Schenker’s third mega logistics centre in the Logistics District.

Dubai South, the largest single-urban master development focusing on aviation, logistics and real estate, has 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 of the Logistics District — Dubai South; Christian Drenthen, Board Member – Land Transport/Contract Logistics of DB Schenker; Christopher Smith, CEO – Middle East Africa of DB Schenker; and Ako Djaf, Vice President – Contract Logistics at 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 74,000 square metres of warehouse space and 5,000 square metres of office buildings, saving 4,000 tonnes of C02 emissions annually, the equivalent of planting over 400,000 trees.

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 new state-of-the-art facility, which will serve as a distribution hub for the GCC, will be a single source for all logistical requirements.

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 5,000 square-metre mezzanine floor exclusively designed for various value-added service activities. Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District – Dubai South, commented, “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. We will spare no effort to consolidate DB Schenker’s prominence and offer sustainable logistics solutions in line with the UAE Net-Zero 2050 strategic initiative.

“Global and regional players benefit from Dubai South’s customer-centric processes and the seamless, multimodal connectivity between road, air, and sea transportation. As part of boosting Dubai’s global position, we are committed to establish a progressive ecosystem to build a global logistics & e-commerce hub that caters to the evolving demands of our existing and potential clients.

In his comments, Ako Djaf, Vice President — Contract Logistics/SCM, DB Schenker Middle East and Africa, said, “We are delighted to inaugurate our third facility on Dubai South grounds toward strengthening the logistics industry and meeting the changing needs of our valued customers.

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