Tuesday, December 10, 2019

New Middle East Logistics Hub Entirely Powered by the Sun

Solar Energy Builds Greener Supply Chain
Shipping News Feature

DUBAI – DB Schenker has opened its first fully solar-powered logistics centre in Dubai with an area of 33,000 m2. The regional distribution centre, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South, in the immediate vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport, and will become a central regional logistics hub in the Middle East for DB Schenker's customers.

The construction of the logistics centre in Dubai, which is powered entirely by the sun, is one of a series of Eco Warehouses for DB Schenker. Further green warehouses are located in Singapore, Helsinki, Klagenfurt, Tilburg and Dortmund. In addition, DB Schenker’s warehouses are gradually being converted to LED lighting. Xavier Garijo Member of the DB Schenker Board for Contract Logistics commented:

"The DLC II clearly demonstrates we plan and act sustainably. This makes us one of the world's leading logistics providers. We use resources in an ecologically sensible way in order to reduce CO2 emissions and costs. Sustainability is a competitive advantage for our customers and for us.”

The temperature-controlled new logistics centre in Dubai offers space for a total of 90,000 Euro pallets in an area of 33,000 m2 and has a 3,000 m2 mezzanine for value-added services. The logistics centre’s service portfolio comprises warehousing including hazardous material storage, various value-added services, distribution and delivery services as well as ocean and air freight transport.

The DLC II direct connections to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum International Airport enable fast and uncomplicated transportation. With the completion of the DLC II, the second of three phases of the growth plan for the expansion of contract logistics in Dubai has been completed. By 2021, DB Schenker says it will have created logistics space with a total capacity of 80,000 m2.