GAC Dubai has opened its latest contract logistics facility, in the Logistics District of Dubai South. The new depot adds to the company’s existing contract logistics capacity and complements established facilities in the Jebel Ali and Dubai Airport Free Zones, bringing total capacity in the Emirate to over 170,000 pallet positions dedicated to customers active in the local and regional markets.
The new 45,900 pallet, two-chamber, temperature- and humidity-controlled facility is designed to handle a diverse range of product categories, including fast moving consumer goods, food and beverage, beauty products and dangerous goods (DG) in classes 2, 3, 5.1 and 8. It also features a 2,400 m2 dedicated Value-Added Services (VAS) facility.
Fredrik Nyström, GAC Group vice president for the Middle East, says: “The new facility opens as GAC Dubai celebrates 25 years of delivering contract logistics services. Due to its strategic location, world-class infrastructure and open and free economic system, Dubai is the region’s leading commercial and trading hub as well as its key re-export centre. Growth in tourism, trade and aviation sectors in the lead-up to Expo 2020 is set to drive increased domestic consumption, and we are confident that our new contract logistics facility will be able to meet the growth projections of our customers and businesses in Dubai and the region.”
GAC has invested in the latest technology to equip the warehouse and supporting facilities. GAC Dubai South has an environmentally-friendly cooling plant and building management systems and uses 100% recycled water, LED lighting with motion sensors and solar power. It also has black water treatment plant that recycles water for use in cooling towers.