Danzas to build air freight, chemical facilities at DWC

Firm breaks ground on US$40.3m facilities in DWC Logistics District.
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Dubai World Central (DWC) has announced that Danzas AEI Emirates LLC has broken ground on its two new airfreight and chemical logistics facilities at the DWC Logistics District yesterday.

Senior officials from DWC, Danzas, and other key stakeholders attended the special ceremony for the buildings, which are being developed at a cost of Dh148 million (US$40.3m) and are due for completion in November 2014.

Danzas’ upcoming Chemical Logistics facility will comprise 12,000 sqm of multiple chambers capable of handling various classes of dangerous goods and another 10,000 sqm of space for non-hazardous materials.

While the Airfreight Operations facility, will contain two fully equipped 7,500 sqm chambers that will integrate with airfreight movements to and from the Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA).

“Logistics companies are joining the ranks of other businesses that are increasingly realising the benefits of DWC’s dedicated infrastructure and highly integrated environment for driving growth in this region. This is reflected by the growing number of tenants at DWC Logistics District. By catering to Danza’s need for multi-modal transportation, value-add and complex logistics services, we hope to help our partner deliver its brand promise,” said Rashed Buqara’a, chief operating officer, Dubai Aviation City Corporation.

Samer Kaissi, country manager, Danzas AEI Emirates LLC, added: “When the latest Danzas facilities open next year they will further enhance the existing operational footprint of Danzas in Dubai, bringing its total operational space to about 200,000 sqm. This strategic partnership with DWC’s will secure our leadership in the logistics segment and allow us to offer our customers greater flexibility than ever before.”

Danzas is a joint venture between the Al Tayer Group and DHL Global Forwarding.

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