New KIZAD Logistics City is first to offer warehousing services in a pay-per-use model
Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) has announced the launch of the first “on-demand” warehouse solutions offering in the Middle East.
The move has been taken in response to the demand for more flexibility from retailers, shippers and logistics companies, it said in a statement.
The newly inaugurated KIZAD Logistics City offers warehousing services in a pay-per-use model which allows potential customers to avoid capital expense.
It offers free zone and non-free zone warehousing solutions spanning over 1.3 million square feet, equivalent in size to about 17 soccer fields. The warehousing is suited to luxury goods, high-value retail items, food and pharmaceuticals with each unit having its own dedicated loading yard with ramp access for forklifts and ample on-site parking, the statement added.
All facilities can be booked on demand, without the need for long-term lease contracts and are available for a range of business needs, starting from 10,000 square feet.
Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The rapid expansion of e-commerce in the region and same-day delivery models are reshaping warehousing needs.
"We wanted to get ahead of the curve and provide a smart, on-demand, seamlessly connected warehouse hub for everybody, from e-commerce giants to small retailers and entrepreneurs.”For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.