DB Schenker starts work on new Dubai airport hub
25 / 04 / 2018
DB Schenker has started work on its second logistics center in Dubai, located next to Dubai World Central airport.
The 35,000 sq m temperature-controlled warehouse, with a 3,500 sq m mezzanine area for value-added services, is the largest investment in the history of DB Schenker Middle East & Africa.
The facility, which is due to open in the first quarter of 2019, will also be the first "mega site" of DB Schenker globally to be supplied with 100% solar power.
The project is the second of three phases in contract logistics development in Dubai, with the ultimate goal of building 80,000 sq m of logistics space for DB Schenker by 2021.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of this new state-of-the-art logistics center took place under the patronage of Dubai Aviation City Corporation executive chairman Khalifa Al Zaffin.
A large high-level delegation from Dubai South was in attendance, as were Tom Schmitt, chief commercial officer and member of the DB Schenker board for contract logistics, Karl-Heinz Emberger chief executive of DB Schenker MEA, Ako Djaf, head of contract logistics/supply chain management for Middle East and Africa, and numerous other guests.
The facility is located in the Logistics District, an 18 sq km free zone. DB Schenker claims to be one of the fastest growing logistics service providers in the Middle East and Africa region, expanding its contract logistics footprint across the region to reach 200,000 sq m in the last five years.
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