DHL secures key logistics site in Abu Dhabi

DHL Global Forwarding is setting up a distribution centre in Abu Dhabi having signed a deal with KIZAD, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports to secure a site.

The logistics company is to set up warehouses in the KIZAD zone to provide end-to-end logistics services for its customers that seek to take advantage of the optimal position of KIZAD. The units are to be used for storage and consolidation of all shipments and are equipped with high-volume racking, as well as fully-managed kitting, packing and dispatching process to support customers’ growing capacity requirements.

The KIZAD location has optimal access to all major transport hubs in the UAE. This will enable DHL Global Forwarding to minimise shipment times across its customers’ global supply chains. It is also working to expand the size of the KIZAD DC by next month.

Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa said: “We are looking forward to connecting KIZAD to our extensive global network, to further propel the growth potential of Abu Dhabi as a gateway to the rest of the world. Beyond the immediate needs of our customers who currently operate out of KIZAD, we are also looking to invest more resources on expanding our presence here, so we can serve more customers. The emphasis on infrastructural investment by the government is also set to rejuvenate the logistics sector, and we are committed to enabling more trade flows to and from this part of the world.”

Samir Chaturvedi, CEO of KIZAD, said: “We are pleased to welcome DHL Global Forwarding to KIZAD, which is rapidly becoming the location of choice in the UAE for local and international logistics companies. We look forward to supporting DHL Global Forwarding in continuing to provide world-class logistics capabilities and are proud to help strengthen its global freight network and warehousing infrastructure. By hosting DHL Global Forwarding, KIZAD will be advancing key sectors such as the aerospace industry, which is an important component of Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification strategy.”

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