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Deutsche Bahn Opens Up New Logistic Hub in Dubai

The Centre Settles Near the Largest Airport in the World

June 15th, 2016

Deutsche Bahn AG, one of the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe headquartered in Berlin, has opened up its first logistic hub in the Middle East. The centre lies in the Dubai Logistics City (DLC). The area is set to expand up to 25 000 squares by 2019.

The park has a surface area of 2 700 square metres. Certain areas are temperature-regulated and two intermediate levels for spare parts and additional value services are established in order to match diverse customer requirements. After only two months operating in Dubai, the installation is working to capacity.

Ako Djaf, Regional Head of Contract Logistics/SCM at DB Schenker says, “The investments in DLC is a strategically valuable step to strengthen our network to complement our service supply in the United Arab Emirates. With our hub located next to Al Maktoum airport and only 15 minutes to the sea port, we can offer our clients first class inbuilt transport and stocked services”.

The constant challenge in this industry is to adjust “velocity, geographical connection and punctual retailing”, states Mohsen Ahmad, Vice President of Logistics Dubai South, one of the global partners of DB.

With 25 squared kilometres of open depot space, Dubai Logistics City encompasses every logistic request including the creation of value in the supply chain process like manufacturing and mounting. DLC operates in a single custom free zone and serves all transportation carriers, expanding its capacities to 12 millions tons of airfreight in the future.

With ten-years of experience in Dubai and the NMEA region, DB Schenker enabled market entry to various international co-operations. The company is set to keep growing with them in one of the most complex and prospective regions. In particular, logistic centres operated by DB Schenker in the NMEA region rose from 70 000 to 170 000 during the last three year.

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