The W&D facility from Maersk will be an addition to the existing services provided. Image Credit: Bloomberg

Dubai: Maersk Kanoo UAE, an integrator of container logistics, signed an agreement with DP World’s trade and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) to set up its first Warehousing & Distribution (W&D) facility in the UAE.

The agreement was signed by Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE and Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World – UAE Region & Jafza, today at Maersk West & Central Asia regional headquarter in Dubai. The 10,000 square meter facility will be located within Jafza in Dubai.

With its new W&D facility, Maersk is taking a step towards building an integrated solution wherein the customers will get single window access to multiple logistics requirements. This facility is also for goods flowing in and out other Middle Eastern countries who use Dubai as a gateway to global trade.

“Our infrastructure combined with proximity to different operations and businesses lays the right foundation for a setup that Maersk has envisaged for its growth ambitions in the UAE,” said Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World – UAE Region & Jafza.

Strategic location

The facility is strategically located close to the Al Maktoum Airport. This will allow the facility to serve consumers requiring air cross-docking and those moving less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo as well.

Our customers deserve solutions that add value and create efficiencies to their supply chains. With our state-of-the-art W&D facility, I am confident that we are poised well to take on this responsibility

- Christopher Cook, Managing Director, Maersk UAE

The Maersk W&D facility will be powered by a warehouse management system that implements modern technologies and digital solutions for efficient inventory management

Simplifying supply chains
Maersk’s new W&D facility in Dubai will be an addition to the existing global footprint of over 250 warehouses that cover 1.5 million square meter across 50 countries. The facility will offer a total storage capacity of 80,000 cubic meter and cater to various types of goods across sectors such as petrochemical, retail & lifestyle, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), technology and automotive amongst others.