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Global courier DHL expands UAE ops with new EZDubai plans

DHL Express announces plan for 3,200 sq m facility to handle rising B2C exports in Dubai South, with 13 pick-up and delivery routes to be relocated to EZDubai

Global courier DHL expands UAE ops with new EZDubai plans
The Middle East logistics and e-commerce market is rapidly growing, primarily driven by the UAE.

International courier, parcel and express mail company DHL Express has revealed that it will soon be expanding its UAE operations to a new facility in EZDubai, the new addition to Dubai South’s Logistics District.

The new 3,200 sq m facility will handle rising B2C exports in Dubai South, with 13 pick-up and delivery routes to be relocated to EZDubai.

It will also follow the standard material handling system layout, with conveyable automated throughput of 3,000pph.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO, Dubai South’s Logistics District, said: “DHL Express remains globally competitive because of its constant efforts to boost it capabilities. We welcome the company’s decision to expand their operations to EZDubai.

"The move also reflects its confidence and trust in the state-of-the-art e-commerce hub’s ability to support its business expansion in the region... We are delighted to be the company’s new home in the country.”

Geoff Walsh, UAE country manager for DHL Express, added: “The Middle East logistics and e-commerce market is rapidly growing, primarily driven by the UAE, which is why we are expanding our operations to EZDubai.

"With operations at EZDubai, we will be able to connect sellers and consumers around the world with even greater speed and efficiency.”

The 920,000 sq m e-commerce zone EZDubai, which was the recently launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, offers a range of logistics facilities and business solutions to multinationals and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Once fully completed and developed, the AED2.1 billion project hub will offer six dedicated areas that will help bolster Dubai's position as a strategic hub for e-commerce.

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