Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) has recently announced they are launching the first ever ‘on-demand’ warehouse in the Middle East.
This newly opened KIZAD Logistics City offers a breakthrough pay-per-use model for warehousing services enabling prospective customers to negate a capital expenditure. The new hub is located within KIZAD in close proximity to one of the fastest growing port’s in the world, Khalifa Port.
KIZAD Logistics City spans approximately 1.3 million square feet (118,965 square meters), equivalent in size to about 17 football fields, and will offer bespoke free zone and non-free zone warehousing solutions.
Each warehouse unit has their own dedicated loading yard with ramp access for forklifts along with a substantial amount of parking bays. The warehouses are tailored towards luxury goods such as food, pharmaceuticals and high-value retail items.
Any of the facilities on offer can be booked on demand and through an online booking system, solutions are available for a whole host of business needs from an initial 10,000 square feet (1,000 square meters).
After the launch event, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi said, “The rapid expansion of e-commerce in the region and same-day delivery models are reshaping warehousing needs. In addition, with roughly half of the population still under 25, this region is home to one of the world’s youngest and wealthiest populations and some of the world’s highest sustainable growth rates. 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.”
President of The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society, Dr. Raymon Krishnan highlighted in his keynote speech, “Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex. The deployment of leading technologies to enable ‘smarter’ solutions such as blockchain and data analytics are forcing logistics companies to innovate to succeed. Digitalization and flexibility in warehousing are key ingredients towards overall supply chain optimization and growth. These are two essential pillars for supply chain stakeholders and operators to leverage in the new economy.”
CEO of Get Go Global, Au Kah Soon added, “We are elated that KIZAD Logistics City’s world-class warehouses and facilities will be reaching a broader audience across the Middle-East and Asia through our GO DC platform. With the rise of cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), social and analytics the data explosion is accelerating. This complexity and volatility are affecting logistics effectiveness thus counting on the right technology platforms to provide the necessary speed and flexibility has become paramount. KIZAD Logistics City is part of Abu Dhabi’s impressive transformation into a major logistics hub serving East and West. GO is delighted that our technology platform with advanced search and listing functionality will play a part in this pioneering effort.”