Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai City of Aviation Corporation - Dubai World Central, Aramex today broke ground on its new Logistics Centre, located in Dubai Logistics City (DLC).
The AED 120 million Aramex facility encompasses a built-up area of over 43,000 square meters, situated on a 140,000 square-meter area of land, and is due for completion in the first quarter of 2011. The logistics centre is strategically located next to the Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, complementing Aramex’s product offering of total transportation solutions.
The environmentally friendly features of the Logistics Centre are in line with Aramex’s sustainability strategy and practices. The centre is being built with advanced technological systems and fittings for enhanced energy conservation. These include the use of an energy-saving water cooling system, channeling waste water for irrigation purposes, and the installation of sophisticated lighting sensor systems.
"This facility is a significant milestone that demonstrates our long-term strategy and continuous commitment to strengthen and expand our logistics infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa to cater to the increasing demand for outsourcing logistics services across our core markets in the region,” said Fadi Ghandour, Founder and CEO of Aramex. “This timely launch of our Logistics Centre will further enhance our ability to deliver cost-effective and reliable logistics solutions for our regional and global clients, while providing them with greater capacity for their logistics needs."
“As a firm and long-standing believer of sustainable initiatives, it was important for us to ensure that this new facility was environmentally friendly," he said.
Khalifa Al Zaffin, ُExecutive Chairman, Dubai World Central, said: “Dubai has always been a leader in exploring new horizons for infrastructure growth and setting new benchmarks as a global trade and logistics hub. Once ready, DLC will be one of the most advanced integrated logistics and multi-modal transportation hubs in the world. We are pleased to have a global leader such as Aramex set up their dedicated logistics centre within DLC.”
The new Aramex Logistics Centre has capacity for more than 40,000 pallet locations and a specialised terminal dedicated to express air cargo, sea cargo and land freight shipments, serving the full spectrum of Aramex solutions. Aramex also has additional land at the site to increase capacity at a later stage.
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