DB Schenker opens first solar-powered Dubai logistics centre
ESSEN, Germany-headquartered DB Schenker, a division of Deutsche Bahn AG, has inaugurated its first fully solar-powered logistics centre in Dubai, close to Dubai World Central Airport
ESSEN, Germany-headquartered DB Schenker, a division of Deutsche Bahn AG, has inaugurated its first fully solar-powered logistics centre in Dubai, close to Dubai World Central Airport.
The 33,000 square metre distribution centre, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South free trade zone and will be the forwarder's regional logistics hub in the Middle East for customers including Unilever - the main local partner.
The construction of the logistics centre in Dubai is part of a series of Eco Warehouses at DB Schenker. Further green warehouses are located in Singapore, Helsinki, Klagenfurt, Tilburg and Dortmund, reports London's Air Cargo News.
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 airfreight transport. It offers space for 90,000 Euro pallets.
DB Schenker's Xavier Garijo said: '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.'
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 will have created logistics space with a total capacity of 80,000 square metres.