GAC’s Dubai South contract logistics facility opens
May 10, 2018: GAC Dubai adds new facility to the company’s existing contract logistics capacity.
The new 45,900 pallet, two-chamber temperature- and humidity-controlled facility facility is located in the Logistics District of Dubai South.
Complementing established facilities in the Jebel Ali and Dubai Airport Free Zones, the new centre brings total capacity in the Emirate to over 170,000 pallet positions dedicated to customers active in the local and regional markets.
It is designed to handle a diverse range of product categories including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverage, beauty products and dangerous goods (DG) of classes 2, 3, 5.1 and 8.
It also features a 2,400sqm dedicated Value-Added Services (VAS) facility, offering an extensive range of value-added services to meet international quality standards. The warehouse features latest technology, environmentally-friendly cooling plant, advanced building management systems and uses 100 percent recycled water. It also has black water treatment plant that recycles water for use in cooling towers.
Fredrik Nyström, GAC Group vice president for the Middle East said: “The new facility opens as GAC Dubai celebrates 25 years of delivering contract logistics services. We were pioneers in the region back in 1993, and this latest addition signals our continuing commitment to our customers and the Middle East.
“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.”
Neil McMaster, GAC Dubai’s general manager of Contract Logistics adds: “With its strategic location linking to the dedicated logistics corridor to Jebel Ali port, direct access to Al Maktoum International Airport and exit gates leading directly to the UAE’s main trans-Emirates highways, our 24/7 transportation and distribution services at Dubai South enable us to meet our customers’ needs for speedy time-to-market delivery.”
GAC opened the Middle East’s first Distribution Centre in Dubai in 1993.