Kuehne+Nagel breaks ground for a new e-commerce fulfilment centre in Dubai

June 11 2024 Print This Article

With a groundbreaking ceremony, Kuehne+Nagel marked the construction of a new fulfilment and distribution centre in EZDubai, a dedicated e-commerce zone in Dubai South, closely located to Al Maktoum International Airport and connected to Jebel Ali Port via a bonded logistics corridor. 

The location and connectivity of the new centre will function as a hub for trade across the region, giving customers easy access to a variety of logistics solutions. They can benefit from the exemption of customs clearance procedures within the bonded logistics corridors ensuring the efficiency and reliability of their operations. 

“With the development of this new e-commerce fulfilment centre, Kuehne+Nagel continues to show commitment to the UAE and Dubai, supporting one of the fastest growing economies globally,” said Lee I'Ons, GCC+ Cluster Managing Director at Kuehne+Nagel. “The new facility brings our customers ease of doing business in Dubai and across the region.”

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District, Dubai South, commented: “We are pleased to witness the groundbreaking of Kuehne+Nagel’s new facility, which will be of great added value to the logistics sector. We are committed to reinforcing the company’s expansion and growth, via our advanced services and solutions, and to contribute to Dubai’s position as a global logistics hub.”

Jonathan Emery, CEO at Aldar Development said: “In line with our strategic focus to deliver Grade A facilities for local and international logistics providers, we are delighted to extend our development expertise to create a state-of-the-art fulfilment centre for Kuehne+Nagel at Dubai South, one of the most well-connected logistics hubs in the UAE.”

The new fulfilment centre, designed under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver requirements, will offer over 23,000 square meters of state-of-the-art warehousing space, equalling about 45,000 pallet positions. The customers will also benefit from the vast array of value-added services. The centre is set to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2025. The site was developed by Dubai South and Aldar Properties.