The commencement of operations in DWC marks a milestone in the history of Total Freight International and also in the logistics industry of the Emirates as, in addition to being the first company from the Dubai Cargo Village to establish its own facility in DWC, it is also the first UAE based company to set base in the aerotropolis.
The 5600 square meter logistics facility will open its doors for operations on the 25th of November 2015, and will primarily be used for general cargo warehousing, distribution and value added services, in addition to featuring office space. A section of the warehouse space within the state-of-the-art facility will specifically be allocated for cargo requiring a temperate-controlled environment. The infrastructure of the facility has been designed to be scalable. The facility has a total storage capacity of 8,400 pallet positions, with the temperature-controlled section having an initial capacity of 600 pallet positions. The warehouse has a ground storage capacity of 2000 square meters and has a total of 9 loading bays – two of which are light vehicle loading bays, allowing for quick and easy loading and off loading of cargo.
The facility is currently fitted with 47 CCTV cameras enabling aisle-to-aisle monitoring of cargo. It is also entirely WIFI integrated. This not only allows for better inventory control, but also allows clients to have real time visibility of their stock.
Its close proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport Cargo Terminal allows for quick and easy transfer of cargo from the warehouse to the cargo terminal and vice-versa. The introduction of a customs bonded bridge that connects the seaport to the airport provides convenience in transferring cargo from the Jebel Ali sea port to the warehouse without paying the customs duty.
The decision to operate in its own facility at Dubai World Central will eventually translate into significant strategic advantages for Total Freight International as it targets to consolidate and expand its presence in the regional markets.