DHL starts work on Abu Dhabi gateway

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DHL Express has started construction of a new stand-alone logistics hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The 15,000sq m facility, on a 30,000sq m airside/landside plot in ADIA’s Future Cargo Area, is being developed in partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone Authority  – a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports – and Middle East General Enterprises.

It will be a consolidated hub including an import and export gateway, service center, logistics center and road network, with an initial head count of 210 employees. Completion is expected in late 2022

It features a 10,800sq m built-up area, with future expansion potential to increase capacity by an additional 50%. It will be to handle up to 3,600 inbound and outbound/ transit shipments per hour, or 86,400 shipments and service customers in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, as well as supporting other countries of DHL network. It will be built to the latest TAPA security regulations.

Chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports, Shareef Al Hashmi, commented: “DHL Express’ new logistics hub is an exciting and welcomed new addition to Abu Dhabi International Airport’s Future Cargo offering which strengthens our presence as a facilitator of global trade and bolsters Abu Dhabi’s position as an important regional and international hub for air freight.

“As a leading logistics provider and one of our valued strategic partners, DHL Express’ new hub is sure to further augment value-added logistics and supply chain services in the emirate and accelerate trade flows moving in and out of the UAE.”

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