Maersk inks deal with Dubai South for its new warehousing & distribution facility

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Maersk Kanoo UAE, the global integrated logistics company, has signed an agreement with the region’s largest single urban master development Dubai South for its new warehousing and distribution (W&D) facility that will double its operational capacity in the Emirates.

The 162,000 square feet ‘Maersk Integrated Logistics Centre DWC’ facility in the Dubai South Logistics District will have a capacity to cater to 15,000 pallet positions and 10,000 bin locations. Further, it will serve as an e-fulfillment center.

The Maersk Integrated Logistics Centre DWC at Dubai South will become operational later this month. The new facility will allow Maersk to operate a hybrid model of a bonded and non-bonded warehouse and truly fulfill different customer needs, including that of a fulfillment center for end-to-end eCommerce solutions.

Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook
Managing Director
Maersk UAE

“At Maersk, we are in constant dialogue with our customers to understand their logistics requirements and supply chain pain points. Our customers have appreciated the single-window access to all their logistics requirements through our integrated solutions. Upon carefully studying different possibilities, we zeroed in on Dubai South for our new fulfillment center considering its strategic location connected to Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) and the mainline port and hub of Jabal Ali. This will allow us to further build on our air-sea hub operation, which has become increasingly important while also satisfying the right balance between speed and cost with tremendous flexibility.”

The facility will also play an important role in supporting Maersk’s existing services, including ocean shipping, landside transportation, customs clearance, and so on.

Mr. Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District, Dubai South said that, “Our mandate at Dubai South is to attract top international players to the Logistics District to boost the sector, and diversify the emirate’s economy, in line with various government initiatives and strategies.”

“In reinforcing Dubai’s status as a global trade and air-freight logistics hub, we will spare no effort to offer Maersk optimal solutions to further advance its air cargo operations as well as support them in their growth journey,” noted Mr. Ahmad.

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