One of the world’s leading logistics services providers, DHL Global Forwarding, is to develop a new facility at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) to provide warehousing and distribution services to customers across UAE. The decision demonstrates the zone’s growing attraction as a logistics base, leveraging on the advantages of being close to Khalifa Port.
Under the terms of a recently signed agreement, DHL will set up warehouses in KIZAD to provide logistics and supply chain services. The warehouses will be used for the storage and consolidation of a wide range of cargoes, and will be equipped with high-volume racking, as well as kitting out, packing and dispatching systems. DHL Global Forwarding is working closely with the authorities to further expand the size of its KIZAD distribution centre by April this year.
Speaking at the launch of the new project, Amadou Diallo, chief executive, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa, said, “We are looking forward to connecting KIZAD to our extensive global network, and 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 in expanding our presence here, so we can serve more customers.”
Logistics has been an increasingly dynamic element within KIZAD’s growth story since it was founded in 2010. The zone recently launched KIZAD Logistics City, which offers pre-built warehouses and Light Industrial Units (LIUs).