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GAC’s Dubai South contract logistics facility opens

GAC Dubai has opened a new contract logistics facility in the Logistics District of Dubai South adding to the company’s existing capacity and complementing  established facilities in the Jebel Ali and Dubai Airport Free Zones.

This development brings GAC’s total capacity in the Emirate to over 170,000 pallet positions dedicated to customers active in the local and regional markets.

The 45,900 pallet, two-chamber temperature and humidity-controlled facility is designed to handle a diverse range of product categories including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), food and beverage, beauty products and dangerous goods.

The facility also features a 2,400 square metre dedicated Value-Added Services (VAS) facility, offering an extensive range of value-added services to meet customers’ requirements and international quality standards.

GAC Group vice president for the Middle East, Fredrik Nyström said: “The new facility opens as GAC Dubai celebrates 25 years of delivering contract logistics services. We were pioneers in the region back in 1993, and this latest addition signals our continuing commitment to our customers and the Middle East.

“Due to its strategic location, world-class infrastructure and open and free economic system, Dubai is the region’s leading commercial and trading hub as well as its key re-export centre.

“Growth in tourism, trade and aviation sectors in the lead-up to Expo 2020 is set to drive increased domestic consumption, and we are confident that our new contract logistics facility will be able to meet the growth projections of our customers and businesses in Dubai and the region.”

GAC Dubai’s general manager of contract logistics, Neil McMaster adds with its strategic location linking to the logistics corridor to Jebel Ali port, direct access to Al Maktoum International Airport and exit gates leading directly to the UAE’s main trans-Emirates highways, the firm’s 24/7 transportation and distribution services at Dubai South enable it to “meet our customers’ needs for speedy time-to-market delivery”.