Dubai South Unveils Opening of DB Schenker’s Third Mega Logistics Facility
Dubai South, the largest single urban development focused on aviation, logistics and real estate, has announced that DB Schenker has launched its third logistics megacenter in the logistics district, marking its continued growth success in the MENA region.
The inauguration was attended by Mohsen Ahmad, CEO Logistics District – Dubai South, Christian Drenthen, Board Member – Ground Transportation/Contract Logistics DB Schenker; Christopher Smith, CEO – Africa Middle East 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 the two facilities will produce the entire energy demand of the 74,000 square meters of warehouse space and the 5,000 square meters of office buildings, saving 4,000 tons of C02 emissions per year, the equivalent of planting more than 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 customized goods and services for customers. The new state-of-the-art facility, which will serve as the distribution center for the GCC, will be a single source for all logistics needs.
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 with land, sea and air. modes of freight transport. The facility also has a 5,000 square meter mezzanine exclusively designed for various value-added service activities.
Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of Logistics District – Dubai South, said: “DB Schenker’s new facility will strengthen the entire Logistics District ecosystem, with its innovative solutions and sustainable best practices, all of which reflect its strategy. progressive business. . We will spare no effort to cement DB Schenker’s brand awareness and deliver 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 connectivity seamless multimodality between road, air and sea transport. As part of strengthening Dubai’s global position, we are committed to establishing a progressive ecosystem to build a global logistics and e-commerce hub that meets the changing demands of our existing and potential customers.
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 in the Dubai South field to strengthen the logistics and to meet the changing needs of our valued partners. clients. As with the second facility, the new center will further cement our sustainability commitment and program, and the construction of this expansive green logistics center will increase our capacity and network. The three-phase growth plan we established in 2015, with our facilities near Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Port, one of the world’s most important transport hubs, was a important strategic decision. Dubai South’s strategic location, along with its groundbreaking infrastructure and exceptional business facility, will enable us to sustain our growth in this competitive landscape. By designing models that include enablers rooted in sustainable best practices, DB Schenker aspires to facilitate the industry by breaking down barriers towards net zero goals.
DB Schenker in the Middle East and Africa region has facilitated market entry for many international companies to expand their footprint across the globe in this high potential market. This has made the company one of the fastest growing logistics service providers in the region, increasing the total area of its operated logistics centers from 40,000 to 325,000 square meters over the past seven years.