After decades of experience as an in-house logistics arm, Thakral Gulf is offering its services to the wider market, with a focus on project cargo and FMCG.
The new warehouse in Jebel Ali will act as a hub connecting plants in Europe, North America and South America with the brand’s distribution partners in the Middle East.
The UAE handled 15 million TEU in 2018, down 2.7 percent year-on-year.
The LEED Gold-certified building complex features its own assembly line, office space, showrooms, a logistics centre and dedicated training rooms.
Changes have been made across 30 separate shipping routes operated by the Ocean Alliance
The terminal operator says the new corridor will see close collaboration between customs authorities and logistics providers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon to create a more efficient flow of goods to the war-torn country.
The headline projects were the launch of DP World Cargospeed with Virgin Hyperloop One and the game-changing high bay storage system for containers at Jebel Ali.
DP World UAE region, which operates Jebel Ali Port, said its teams are prepared to meet the expected increase in demand for breakbulk and project cargo handling services in the run-up to Expo 2020 Dubai.
A new and intelligent storing system will be applied for the first time ever at Jebel Ali Terminal 4, in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 world fair.
APL said the refinements are aimed at providing wider market coverage and better connectivity between the Far East and the Middle East.
With the completion of the warehouse, installation work will begin on a filling station for transferring chemicals of various hazard classes into drums and IBCs.
The solar plant is expected to cover more than 50% of the company’s electricity consumption at the warehouses, saving 1,750 tons of CO2 during the first year of operation.
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