Panalpina begins operations in new Dubai facility

Sep 6, 2010

Panalpina has begun operating from its new 450,000 square feet state-of-the art multimodal transit and logistics hub in the Dubai Logistics City free trade zone.

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.»

About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world's leading providers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, and Logistics to deliver globally integrated, tailor-made end-to-end solutions. Drawing on in-depth industry know-how and customized IT systems, Panalpina manages the needs of its customers' supply chains, no matter how demanding they might be. Energy Solutions is a specialized service for the energy and capital projects sector. The Panalpina Group operates a global network with some 500 offices in more than 75 countries, and it works with partner companies in a further 90 countries. Panalpina employs 15,000 people worldwide who deliver a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – wherever and whenever.