AD Ports Group to launch advanced warehousing & logistics hub in Abu Dhabi

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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AD Ports Group, the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, has announced that its new advanced warehousing and logistics hub in Abu Dhabi ‘KLP21’ will be available within the third quarter of 2022.

KLP21 is situated in KIZAD, the Group’s integrated trade, logistics, and industrial zone located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Comprising four warehouses with over 80,000m2 of capacity, KLP21 will be one of the largest and the most advanced temperature-controlled logistics hubs in the region.

According to the statement, “The warehouses will be able to accommodate over 100,000 pallets across a network of chambers which can be independently configured to a range of sizes and temperatures, including -26°C to 25°C.”

The facility is tailor-made to support critical regional industries requiring cold and ambient storage, including healthcare, food and beverage, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and specialty chemicals sectors.

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Robert Sutton
Head – Logistics Cluster
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“KLP21 has been strategically designed to support the vision of Abu Dhabi’s leadership to establish the emirate as a major global hub for key industries such as life sciences and food sectors. This milestone facility significantly increases AD Ports Logistics’ current cold and ambient temperature storage capacity and provides international and domestic companies with outstanding opportunities to enter or expand their presence within a region that is primed for sustained growth. By offering our customers the opportunity to leverage AD Ports Group’s broad portfolio of trade and logistics services, the project furthers our journey of becoming a major business facilitator and partner of choice within these vital global industry sectors.”

Furthermore, the facility will offer a full suite of third-party logistics (3PL) and fourth-party logistics (4PL) services, regional logistics hub operations, and value-added services including re-packing, specialty packing, labeling, and others.

Mr. Abdullah Al Hameli, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Cities & Free Zones Cluster, AD Ports Group, said that, “The development of KLP21 builds upon our fully integrated offering under AD Ports Group’s Economic Cities & Free Zones portfolio that brings together the entire scope of services required for industrial businesses to thrive in today’s competitive market.”

“The project responds to increasing customer demand for temperature-controlled storage solutions in the emirate to support the safe and efficient distribution of climate-sensitive goods in the UAE and across the wider region,” Mr. Al Hameli added.

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