Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, has announced the inauguration of CWT-SML Logistics’ new 12,500 sqm logistics facility, which provides a full range of logistics services including 3PL, inbound shipment processing, warehousing & distribution, outbound shipment processing, freight services and several other value-added services. The new facility is CWT-SML Logistics’ fourth in the UAE and the second in DWC, taking advantage of DWC’s integrated infrastructure to further expand the company’s core offerings to local and regional businesses in the MENA region.
CWT-SML Logistics’ state-of-art handling systems support various industries and are fully monitored by CCTV and intrusion alarms in accordance with stringent local and international regulations and standards. Scheduled to start operation this month, the new facility includes a 4,000-sqm temperature-controlled storage area and an 8,500 sqm ambient storage area. Specifically designed to ensure faster turnaround of cargo, the facility offers highly advanced storage solutions that can also handle bulk cargo. It is also equipped with 24 unloading/loading docks, and security and fire safety systems.
Marcel Cheong, General Manager, CWT-SML Logistics LLC, said: “Our company focus is on providing premium-quality, excellence-driven logistics services. CWT-SML Logistics’ aggressive investments in new facilities and state-of-the-art technology clearly reflect our commitment to quality and excellence in meeting the evolving needs of our clients. Moreover, Dubai World Central plays a very important role in realizing our strategic objectives and fulfilling our brand promise. DWC provides a dedicated infrastructure and a highly integrated environment that enables us to provide our services to a much wider range of target audiences. Taking advantage of DWC’s first-of-its-kind amenities, CWT now serves as a hub for our customers, supporting them in their logistical requirements in the region.”
Rashed Bu Qara’a, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: “The self-contained, fully integrated ecosystem at Dubai World Central makes it an ideal location for logistics and trade companies to expand regionally and internationally. Moreover, the Dubai Logistics Corridor connecting Jebel Ali seaport to Al Maktoum International Airport provides a single customs-bonded zone. DWC offers the strategic advantages of a high level of connectivity to businesses, combined with the flexibility to expand and meet current and future needs.”
DWC offers strategic benefits to logistics businesses with its integrated operation model, high level of security and safety, enhanced connectivity and competitive pricing. Its modern facilities and infrastructure have enabled businesses to expand regionally and globally from Dubai.
Last year, DWC handled 219,092 tons of air freight, representing a 144 per cent increase from 2012; its first full year of operations. Around 44,052 tonnes of the total volume was transit shipment.