GAC opens new facility at Dubai South

16 / 05 / 2018

GAC Dubai has opened a new contract supply chain facility in the Logistics District of Dubai South.

The facility supplements the company’s pre-existing contract logistics capacity and complements other facilities it operates in the Jebel Ali and Dubai Airport Free Zones.

The new 45,900-pallet, dual-chamber, temperature- and humidity-controlled facility is designed to handle a diverse range of product categories, including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverages, beauty products and dangerous goods (DG) of classes 2, 3, 5.1 and 8.

It also features a 2,400 sq m dedicated Value-Added Services (VAS) area, which offers a range of top-end services to meet customers’ requirements and international quality standards.

Fredrik Nyström, GAC Group’s vice president for the Middle East, informed: “The new facility opens as GAC Dubai celebrates 25 years of delivering contract logistics services.

“We were pioneers in the region back in 1993, and this latest addition signals our continuing commitment to our customers and the Middle East,” he said.

“Due to its strategic location, world-class infrastructure and open and free economic system, Dubai is the region’s leading commercial and trading hub as well as its key re-export centre.

“Growth in tourism, trade and aviation sectors in the lead-up to Expo 2020 is set to drive increased domestic consumption, and we are confident that our new contract logistics facility will be able to meet the growth projections of our customers and businesses in Dubai and the region.”

Neil McMaster, GAC Dubai’s general manager of contract logistics, added: “With its strategic location linking to the dedicated logistics corridor to Jebel Ali port, direct access to Al Maktoum International Airport and exit gates leading directly to the UAE’s main trans-Emirates highways, our 24/7 transportation and distribution services at Dubai South enable us to meet our customers’ needs for speedy time-to-market delivery.

“Bolstered by the new facility, our award-winning contract logistics solutions can help to deliver value to our local and regional customers’ supply chains and achieve their strategic goals,” McMaster said.