DWC's Logistics District welcomes Total Freight Int'l

Company expects to grow by 25 percent in 2015.
The inauguration ceremony at DWC's Logistics District.
The inauguration ceremony at DWC's Logistics District.

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Dubai World Central, the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, hosted the inauguration of Total Freight Logistics Centre, a state-of-the-art logistics facility developed by Total Freight International this week.

The warehouse will facilitate cargo warehousing and distribution as well as a number of value added services including co-packing, re-packing, re-labelling and assembly to service various verticals of the logistics business.

Spread over 6,500 sq mts within the Logistics District of Dubai World Central, the warehouse is equipped to accommodate 8,500 pallet positions.

Its designated temperature controlled space has an initial capacity of 600 pallet positions that can be further expanded based on requirement.

Saajin Salim, director-business development, Total Freight International, said: “The inauguration of our facility at Dubai World Central is a stepping stone to our growth in the region. DWC’s strategic location – its connectivity with Jebel Ali seaport via the Logistics Corridor and its close proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport – makes it an ideal hub for the logistics industry and a natural choice for the expansion of our business.

"The new facility will not only serve to improve our sea-air operations but will also facilitate speed of delivery and enhanced services to our partners. I am confident that we are well on our way to achieve our targeted 25 percent business growth over the next year.”

Total Freight Logistics Centre was inaugurated by Esmail Salim, managing director, Total Freight International, in the presence of Yousef Al Khaj, director, IPR Department, Dubai Customs; Khalid Mohd Al Hinai, vice president, Cargo Commercial (EK), Middle East, GCC and Iran; Esmail Kasim, a logistics expert having formerly held various senior positions at Dubai Customs since 1965; and Mohsen Ahmad, vice president, Logistics District, Dubai World Central.

In welcoming Total Freight International to the DWC community. Mohsen Ahmad said: “The immense potential for companies to expand in the logistics industry is evident from the sector’s significant contribution to the UAE’s GDP year-on-year. DWC’s vision, from the outset, has been to play the role of an enabler and empower businesses to grow by providing them long term, sustainable solutions for their business needs.

"Over the years, Total Freight International has been successful in establishing itself as a key player in the region and I am confident the new facility will further propel its growth and enable the company to stay ahead of the game in an increasingly competitive market.”

The first company out of Dubai Cargo Village to build its own facility at Dubai World Central, Total Freight International is part of the World Freight Group and has a global presence in 120 countries serving more than 400 ports and airports across the world.

Commenting on the company’s goals regarding expansion, Salim stated: “Plans are underway to set up an office in Uganda in 2015 and expand our offering to include sourcing. The African region relies heavily on the UAE for the sourcing of products and we see immense potential in tapping into this market.”

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