DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, opened the doors to its largest ground operations facility in the Middle East and North Africa, located at the Meydan Racecourse district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The opening ceremony was attended by Nour Suliman, CEO of DHL Express MENA and other prominent members of the regional business community, DHL customers and the Chief Executive Officer of Meydan Group LLC.
DHL’s latest AED 100 million investment in the future of the logistics industry in the MENA region will help further consolidate and enhance the global connectivity of UAE and the region for at least the next 20 years. The investment will also endure DHL’s continued growth and innovation in UAE and the wider region resulting in even better transit times and network reliability.
Along with DHL partner MGE Middle East General Enterprise L.L.C, the new facility will serve to enhance DHL’s competitive logistical performance due to its strategic location between Dubai Airport and Dubai World Central, state-of-the-art features and technological capabilities and best in class handling processes all within one new modern and iconic facility.
Spanning across an area of 186,000 square feet which is equivalent to 2.5 football pitches, some features of new facility include:
• Almost 100,000 square foot indoor sorting and loading area
• Approximately 50,000 square foot office which will also serve as DHL’s new head office for the UAE
• Indoor loading for up to 120 courier vans, giving more security to customer’s shipments, without exposure to sun or even rain
• Over 100 CCTV cameras keeping track of every shipment across the facility filming three months’ worth of footage in just one day
• A conveyer and sorting belt extending over 2 floors up to300m
• The conveyor belt can automatically weigh, measure and photograph up to 72,000 shipments a day
Nour Suliman, CEO of DHL Express Middle East and North Africa, stated: “We are extremely proud to be inaugurating our strategic new world-class facility which will definitely benefit our customers in the region by offering even faster pick-up and delivery services. This new facility also offers our employees state of the art utilities as well as recreational and health promoting facilities like the gym and gaming room to make sure our international specialists remain motivated and further maintain DHL’s position as being the best employer in the Middle East.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Meydan Group LLC said: “We are delighted to be a part of this revolution in the logistics industry; the new facility will play a key role in the rapid commercial growth that we are experiencing in the Middle East. Furthermore, DHL’s on-going commitment to advancing the logistics field in the region gives us full confidence in the partnership.”
DHL has been a pioneer in the Middle East logistics industry for more than 30 years and currently has 261 service centers and service points across 19 countries in the region and employs over 4,400 employees across the Middle East. Through its innovation, service excellence and commitment, DHL continues to offer customers superior logistics solutions.
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