Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) has announced major expansion in Dubai by DHL which will attract "multi-million US dollar investment."
DHL Express plans to invest in a state-of-the-art air integrator hub facility on a 50,000 sqm plot at the new Dubai World Central (DWC) Airport currently under development in Jebel Ali and situated 40km away from the city centre.
"This hub facility will compliment DHL’s existing infrastructure network and provide long-term growth capacity to its current seamless Middle East air/road distribution model," DPWN said in a statement.
DHL is set to expand its operations at DWC by more than 300,000 sqm over the coming years, the statement added.
This will build upon its existing footprint of 85,000 sqm in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, which is operated by Danzas AEI Emirates, the group’s logistics entity in this region.
It recently signed an agreement for a 30,000 sqm plot at the new Cargo Village Jebel Ali Airport forwarding area with an option for a further 15,000 sqm. It has also secured an additional 155,000 sqm in the Dubai Logistics City’s specialised contract logistics area with an option for another 78,000 sqm.