The new facility consists of 30,000 square feet office space, a 120,000 square feet multipurpose logistics operating area with 10,000 VNA (very narrow aisle) pallet positions in a temperature-controlled ambient environment and a 150,000 square feet lay down area. The facility will be Tapa A certified, it has 23 gates including 1 mega door, 10 dock levelers, air cargo pallet roller beds and 45 feet ceiling height.
Being located in the Dubai Logistics City free trade zone adjacent to the new Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali seaport between Dubai city center and Abu Dhabi, Panalpina has a unique infrastructure that will provide customers with improved cost and service efficiencies in the United Arab Emirates and across the the Persian Gulf region.
Panalpina offers the full range of multimodal freight services combined with logistics products including VMI (vendor managed inventory), postponement, customization, pick & pack and warehousing.
Claus Schmidt, Panalpina Managing Director of the Arabian Belt area, highlights the importance of this new facility: «This facility represents a milestone in our expansion strategy in the Middle East. It will allow us to significantly increase our services offerings in supply chain management by providing a seamless integration of international air, ocean and trucking services with our logistics and order fulfillment services.»