DB Schenker has begun construction on a 35,000-square-meter logistics center in direct proximity to the largest airport in the world, Al Maktoum International Airport. The facility, located in the “Dubai South Logistics District,” is scheduled to commence operations in the first quarter of next year. It represents the largest investment undertaken to date by DB Schenker in the region Middle East and Africa. Apart from a temperature-controlled area, the logistics center will also feature a 3,500-square-meter mezzanine dedicated to Value-Added Services. This will be DB Schenker’s first “mega site“ globally to be run exclusively on solar energy.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place under the patronage of His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin (Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation). A large high-level delegation from “Dubai South“ was in attendance, as were Tom Schmitt (CCO & Member of the DB Schenker Board for Contract Logistics), Karl-Heinz Emberger (CEO of DB Schenker Middle East and Africa), Ako Djaf (Head of Contract Logistics for Middle East and Africa) and numerous other guests.
Following the commissioning of its Dubai-based warehouse in 2016, this new facility marks DB Schenker’s second construction project in the United Arab Emirate’s economic center. A third warehouse is set to follow and is scheduled for completion in 2021 – bringing the company’s total logistics capacity in Dubai to 80,000 square meters.
Mammoth project: the logistics center currently being built in Dubai represents the largest investment undertaken to date by DB Schenker in the region Middle East and Africa. The groundbreaking ceremony took place in mid-April
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