CWT-SML opens new logistics facility in Dubai
Dubai, March 12, 2013
CWT-SML Logistics, a key provider of logistics solutions to various industries in the Middle East region, has opened its 12,500 sq m facility in Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis.
Announcing this on Tuesday, the DWC said the new storage unit is CWT-SML Logistics’ fourth in the UAE and the second in DWC.
It will provide the company's full range of logistics services including 3PL, inbound shipment processing, warehousing & distribution, outbound shipment processing, freight services and several other value-added services.
Scheduled to start operation this month, the new facility includes a 4,000-sq m temperature-controlled storage area and an 8,500 sq m ambient storage area.
Specifically designed to ensure faster turnaround of cargo, it offers highly-advanced storage solutions that can also handle bulk cargo. It is also equipped with 24 unloading/loading docks, and security and fire safety systems.
Marcel Cheong, the general manager of CWT-SML Logistics said: “Our company focus is on providing premium-quality, excellence-driven logistics services. The aggressive investments in new facilities and state-of-the-art technology clearly reflect our commitment to quality and excellence in meeting the evolving needs of our clients."
"Moreover, DWC plays a very important role in realizing our strategic objectives and fulfilling our brand promise. DWC provides a dedicated infrastructure and a highly integrated environment that enables us to provide our services to a much wider range of target audiences," explained Cheong.
"Taking advantage of DWC’s first-of-its-kind amenities, CWT now serves as a hub for our customers, supporting them in their logistical requirements in the region," he added.
Rashed Bu Qara’a, the chief operating officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation, said: "The self-contained, fully integrated ecosystem at DWC makes it an ideal location for logistics and trade companies to expand regionally and internationally."
"Moreover, the Dubai Logistics Corridor connecting Jebel Ali seaport to Al Maktoum International Airport provides a single customs-bonded zone. DWC offers the strategic advantages of a high level of connectivity to businesses, combined with the flexibility to expand and meet current and future needs," said Cheong.
Last year, DWC handled 219,092 tons of air freight, representing a 144 per cent increase from 2012; its first full year of operations. Around 44,052 tonnes of the total volume was transit shipment.-TradeArabia News Service