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Maersk to set-up warehousing and distribution facility in Jafza

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Maersk Kanoo UAE has signed an agreement with DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to set up its first Warehousing & Distribution (W&D) facility in the UAE.

The 10,000 sq m-facility will be located within Jafza in Dubai.

The agreement was signed by Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE and Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World – UAE Region & Jafza, at Maersk West & Central Asia regional headquarter in Dubai.  

“At Maersk, we are committed to connect and simplify our customers’ supply chains. And in today’s times, adding flexibility to their supply chains has become more crucial than ever. I am excited that we are taking a solid step in this direction with the announcement of our first W&D facility in the UAE”, said Christopher Cook.

“We are proud to welcome Maersk, DP World’s longstanding partner in trade, to set up their first Warehousing & Distribution facility of UAE in Jafza. Our incredible infrastructure combined with proximity to different operations and businesses lays the right foundation for a setup that Maersk has envisaged for its growth ambitions in UAE. Combined with the strength of Jebel Ali Port, Jafza creates the ideal multimodal trade and logistics hub in the region, connecting business to more than 3.5 billion consumers. This move is building on the legacy of DP World and Maersk, and we look forward to extend our support though their journey with us,” said Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World – UAE Region & Jafza.

With its new W&D facility, Maersk is taking a step towards building a truly integrated solution for its customers wherein the customers will get a single window access to multiple logistics requirements, not only for the goods flowing in and out of UAE, but also to other Middle Eastern counties who use Dubai as a gateway to global trade.

Maersk’s new W&D facility in Dubai will be an addition to the existing global footprint of over 250 warehouses that cover 1.5m square metres across 50 countries.

The facility will offer a total storage capacity of 80,000 cu m and cater to various types of goods across sectors such as petrochemical, retail & lifestyle, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), technology and automotive amongst others and is strategically located with a close link to seaport operations but also to the Al Maktoum Airport. This will allow the facility to serve consumers requiring air cross-docking and those moving less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo as well.

Maersk W&D facility will be powered by state-of-the-art warehouse management system with modern technologies and digital solutions for efficient inventory management, track & trace at unit-level and offers rich dashboards for higher visibility and deeper insights.

“Our customers deserve solutions that add value and create efficiencies to their supply chains. With our state-of-the-art W&D facility, I am confident that we are poised well to take on this responsibility,” added Cook.

 

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