Gallega opens new 325,000 square metre facility in Abu Dhabi
UAE-BASED third-party logistics company, Gallega Global Logistics, has opened a 325,000 square metre facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) to meet the growing regional demand for automotive supply-chain services
UAE-BASED third-party logistics company, Gallega Global Logistics, has opened a 325,000 square metre facility in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) to meet the growing regional demand for automotive supply-chain services.
Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: 'KIZAD is rapidly expanding as more and more companies see the value of having a presence here, especially in the fields of logistics, manufacturing and trading enterprises. Since its inception, KIZAD has already attracted a wide arrange of industries, including aluminium, packaging, food processing, polymers, and, of course, automotive.'
Gallega's facility at the zone offers finished vehicle logistics, general warehousing, automobile workshop, customs clearance and transportation services, geared primarily towards regional distributors, dealers and global original equipment manufacturers (OEM). In addition to its operation in KIZAD, Gallega has hubs in Belgium and Jordan, reports Gulf Today, Sharjah, UAE.
Shirish Deshpande, CEO of Gallega, said: 'Gallega's new facility provides us with the ability to deliver outstanding levels of service to our customers in the region. Our comprehensive range of services, backed by experience and infrastructure, will exceed customer expectations. Our ambition is to become a key player in the regional logistics landscape and our presence in KIZAD is very strategic to our growth plans.'
Part of the Ghassan Aboud Group, a conglomerate founded in 1994, the Gallega operations have been serving the Group's operating companies with integrated logistics solutions and supply chain engineering for more than two decades. Gallega manages vehicle yards, spare parts warehouse, shipping, customs documentation and related logistics and ships products to more than 100 countries.
Abu Dhabi Ports has signed concession agreements at Khalifa Port with two of the world's largest shipping lines - Cosco Shipping Ports Limited and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. Abu Dhabi Ports plans to expand the current capacity at Khalifa Port from five million TEU (total capacity of Khalifa Port terminal 1 and CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal) to 9.1 million TEU over the next five years.