Aramex has broken ground on its Dubai-based Logistics Centre, located in Dubai Logistics City (DLC). The AED 120 million (US$37.2 million) facility encompasses a built-up area of over 43,000 square metres, situated over a 140,000 square-metre area of land, and is due for completion in the first quarter of 2011. The logistics centre is strategically located next to the Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, complementing AramexÃ¢â‚¬™ product offering of total logistics solutions.
The new Aramex Logistics Centre has capacity for more than 40,000 pallet positions and a specialised terminal dedicated to express air cargo, sea cargo and land freight shipments, serving the full spectrum of Aramex solutions. Aramex also has additional land at the site to increase capacity at a later stage.
The environmentally-friendly centre is being built with advanced technological systems and fittings for enhanced energy conservation. These include the use of an energy-saving water cooling system, channeling waste water for irrigation purposes, and the installation of sophisticated lighting sensor systems.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This facility is a significant milestone that demonstrates our long-term strategy and continuous commitment to strengthening and expanding our logistics infrastructure in the Middle East and North Africa to cater to the increasing demand for outsourcing logistics services across our core markets in the region,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Fadi Ghandour, Founder and CEO of Aramex.