Warehouse

Majid Al Futtaim digitises Carrefour shopping, plans automated warehouse
Carrefour now has one digital platform that integrates over 100,000 products on its website, in-store kiosks and tablets, and mobile app, and will automate its back-end logistics to support it.
Continental opens first office in Saudi and launches new Dubai warehouse
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.
Wholesale and retail market index good news for UAE 3PLS in 2019
The wholesale & retail sector saw the strongest overall improvement in business conditions at the start of 2018, rising to 56.3 on the index.
Etihad ESCO partners with Daikin for JAFZA Package-3 chiller replacement project
The project will result in an annual energy savings of 3,019,679 kWh for JAFZA, thereby saving AED 1.3-million annually.
Dubai Customs launches WMS awareness campaign for 21k companies
Campaign aims to educate more than 21,000 companies about the importance of their warehousing systems’ consistence and compliance with the Dubai Customs smart system
German pump maker Wilo launches regional HQ in Jebel Ali
The LEED Gold-certified building complex features its own assembly line, office space, showrooms, a logistics centre and dedicated training rooms.
Siemon introduces active cold aisle containment solution in GCC
Active aisle containment panels form a horizontal roof across the cold aisle and when used in conjunction with self-closing or manual doors that close off the end of the aisle, the cold air is contained in the aisle to provide targeted cooling to active equipment.
Agility opens regional logistics and distribution hub in Bahrain
The new facility, which has storage capacity of 17,000 pallet positions, represents a US $10 million investment by Agility. It follows expansion of the company’s overland fleet in Bahrain to support its regional operations.
Brexit customs delay fears driving demand for short-term rental forklifts
MHE end users are turning to rental solutions to plug the gap as the UK hurtles toward a hard Brexit.
UAE's logistics and warehouse space to grow in 2019, says CBRE
Current low supply will likely grow in line with rising online shopping and same-day delivery, according to Nicholas Maclean
SOUQ opens third UAE fulfilment centre ahead of Christmas rush
The 23,000 square metre facility enables sellers to have a Souq.com store and ship their products to different customers, the company, which was purchased by Amazon last year, said in a statement.
GAC to set up operations at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)
The new GAC Abu Dhabi facility, expected to be fully operational by January next year, will serve a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, manufacturing, construction, FMCG, household effects, and specialist equipment.

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