DB Schenker opens solar-powered Dubai logistics centre

By Damian Brett

DB Schenker Dubai Logistics centre 2019. Copyright DB Schnker

DB Schenker has opened its first fully solar-powered logistics center in Dubai, close to Dubai World Central Airport.

The 33,000 sq m distribution center, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South free trade zone and will be the forwarder’s regional logistics hub in the Middle East for customers including Unilever – the main local partner.

The construction of the logistics center in Dubai is part of a series of Eco Warehouses at DB Schenker. Further green warehouses are located in Singapore, Helsinki, Klagenfurt, Tilburg and Dortmund.

The logistics center’s service portfolio comprises warehousing including hazardous material storage, various value-added services, distribution and delivery services as well as ocean and airfreight transport. It offers space for 90,000 Euro pallets.

Xavier Garijo said: “The DLC II clearly demonstrates: We plan and act sustainably. This makes us one of the world’s leading logistics providers. We use resources in an ecologically sensible way in order to reduce CO2 emissions and costs. Sustainability is a competitive advantage for our customers and for us.”

With the completion of the DLC II, the second of three phases of the growth plan for the expansion of contract logistics in Dubai has been completed. By 2021, DB Schenker will have created logistics space with a total capacity of 80,000 sq m.

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