Operating since 2008, the Dubai Logistics City center has been constructed in the Jebel Ali area. This center was constructed to augment Jebel Ali which has gradually become the centre of the U.A.E logistics and as such had to handle an increased amount of cargo.
Almost 80 companies have already taken up space in the Jebel Ali complex and more companies are lining up to join the fray. As per estimates this Dubai cargo center would have the capability to handle about 12 million tonnes of cargo.
Moreover this cargo center is located very close to the Jebel Ali International Airport and Jebel Ali Port Free Zone. The completion of this facility has indeed enabled Jebel Ali International Airport to handle more cargo than Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and London’s Heathrow airport thus taking Dubai logistic to new heights.
On the other hand Jebel Ali Port is considered as one of the largest container handlers in the world. The establishment of this new facility is indeed an important landmark which would go a long way in further DHL courier strengthening Dubai’s position as the logistical and cargo hub of the Middle-East region.
The new Dubai logistic facility is being promoted by Dubai World Central (D.W.C) as a part of its multi-modal integrated logistics platform. It has an area of 140 square kilometers and this center started off with its first licensed logistics operator which got its license from the urban land development in south-west Dubai.
The construction of this 25,000 square meter facility was taken up by R.S.A Logistics D.W.C L.L.C, a Dubai-based logistics company. You would be surprised to know that the construction was completed in record one year’s time. The R.S.A logistics facility is itself built on a 65,000 square meter plot located within the new facility. The company is also equipped with 26,585 pallet positions.
Construction of the 21.5 square kilometer Dubai logistic area was taken up by the Dubai Government in order to give impetus its transport and logistics services since Dubai is at an advantageous position due to its geographical location. The strategy is to transform Dubai into logistics regional hub of the region.
Taking the first initiative in its endeavor the government allowed a country based Logistics Company to commence operations at the new logistics facility. Thus the entry of R.S.A Logistics facility is considered as a first step to transform this new facility into a multi-modal logistics hub catering to the entire Middle-East region.
Many international logistics companies are setting up their facilities within the new Dubai logistic area. The R.S.A Logistics facility will provide the necessary leverage to this center with its multi-modal integrated logistics approach. It would get further backing because of its close proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport, the Jebel Ali Port and extensive road networks.
With all these advantages the new Dubai logistic facility would not only serve the U.A.E but also nearby Gulf Cooperation Council states as well.