June 24, 2024

DHL Inaugrates AUHs Airport Gateway And Service Centre

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DHL Express USD $48.3 million investment aims to strengthen global trade links and generate employment in Abu Dhabi
Grand opening of DHL state-of-the-art Airport Gateway & Service Centre at Zayed International Airport (AUH). Image Courtesy: DHL

DHL Express, the global leading express and logistics provider, has further boosted its stature as a key logistics player in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the grand commencement of its state-of-the-art Airport Gateway & Service Centre at Zayed International Airport (AUH). 

Industry sources added that this great ceremony was graced by the presence of distinguished VIPs and dignitaries who witnessed the official inauguration of this significant infrastructure project. 

From L To R – Nour Suliman, CEO of DHL Express MENA And Wilson Chan, Senior Vice President Freezone Cargo & Logisticsat Abu Dhabi Airports

Commenting on this milestone, Nour Suliman, CEO of DHL Express MENA stated, “The opening of this advanced facility signifies DHL’s unwavering dedication to the UAE and the MENA region. It represents a strategic investment in the future of logistics, reflecting our confidence in the region’s economic potential and our determination to provide innovative logistics solutions that empower businesses of all sizes to flourish in the global marketplace. By establishing a world-class logistics hub in Abu Dhabi, we are not only creating employment and economic opportunities but also contributing to the development of a more robust and efficient trade infrastructure across the region.”

Wilson Chan, Senior Vice President Freezone Cargo & Logistics at Abu Dhabi Airports stated: “We are delighted to announce the inauguration of the new DHL’s Integrator Airport Hub at the state-of-the-art Zayed International Airport, which is a true demonstration of DHL’s commitment to improving connectivity and efficiency in the air freight industry. This substantial investment reinforces Abu Dhabi’s position as a vital hub for global logistics and trade, with the airport playing a pivotal role as a catalyst for growth. The incorporation of this advanced facility within the airport enhances the smooth operations and promotion of economic activity and connects Abu Dhabi to the world.”

Mahmood Hajj Hussein, Country Manager of DHL UAE

As emphasized by Mahmood Hajj Hussein, Country Manager of DHL UAE: “This facility directly supports Abu Dhabi’s ambitious plans, particularly its vision to become a leading trade and logistics hub in the region. Encompassing forward-thinking technology, efficient processes, and commitment to sustainability, the new hub aligns perfectly with the Emirate’s strategic goals. By offering a wider range of high-quality logistics services under one roof, the new Gateway & Service Centre not only aims to benefit individual businesses, but also contribute to the overall economic development of Abu Dhabi and the UAE.”

Industry sources further confirmed that it is situated in the Future Cargo Area of the airport, the investment in this centre is spread over 15 years displaying DHL’s latest contribution to boosting Abu Dhabi’s position as a global trade hub. This latest facility encompasses an Import & Export Gateway, Service Centre, Logistics Centre, and Road Network with a team of 210 employees.

Industry sources also added that spanning a total area of 20,000 sq m, with a built-up area of 10,800 sq m, the facility holds considerable expansion potential of up to 150%. Equipped to serve over 500 customers, the Gateway & Service Centre boasts a processing capacity of 3,600 inbound, outbound, and transit shipments per hour.

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