Total Freight Int’l breaks ground at DWC

Dubai World Central, or DWC, the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, has revealed that UAE-based Total Freight International has commenced construction of its own facility in DWC’s Logistics District.

By Staff Report

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Published: Tue 23 Jul 2013, 10:26 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 8:01 PM

The 5,600sqm facility, which will be operational in April 2014, will primarily be used for general cargo warehousing, distribution and value added services, in addition to featuring office space.

A section of the warehouse space within the state-of-the-art facility will specifically be allocated for cargo requiring a temperature-controlled environment. Moreover, the infrastructure of the facility has been designed to be scalable, which means that the whole warehouse can be easily converted into a temperate-controlled facility in the future if required. The facility has a total storage capacity of 8,400 pallet positions, with the temperature-controlled section having an initial capacity of 600 pallet positions.

“I feel the freight and logistics industry has matured well in the UAE and the region as a whole. I believe that Dubai has reached its high stature due to the farsighted vision of its government. The emirate has been able to achieve remarkable progress at a time when there was very little infrastructure for the smooth flow of cargo traffic,” said Saajin Salim, director of Business Development at Total Freight. The company also revealed that an area in the new facility will be allotted for container freight station operations, consolidation/de-consolidation and breakdown of airline cargo.

“The decision to set up its own facility at DWC will eventually translate into significant strategic advantages for Total Freight International as it targets to consolidate and expand its presence in the regional markets,” said Mohsen Ahmed, vice-president at the DWC Logistics District.

— business@khaleejtimes.com



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