DHL to Develop Major Abu Dhabi Trade Hub


DHL and Middle Eastern trade hub KIZAD (Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi) have agreed to establish a distribution centre in Abu Dhabi that will provide end-to-end logistics services for customers.

The warehouses, according to a statement, will be for the storage and consolidation of all shipments, coming equipped with high-volume racking and a fully-managed dispatching process to support the growing capacity requirements of its clientele.

As a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, KIZAD is strategically located for simple access to all of the UAE’s major transportation centres, allowing DHL to minimize shipment times and improve the efficiency of the global supply chain.

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By signing a deal for the Abu Dhabi facility, DHL has strengthened its network of global trade hubs for overseas distribution.

In order to maximize the potential of KIZAD, DHL is also working closely with authorities in the UAE to expand the size of its KIZAD distribution centre by April 2019.


Credit: Abu Dhabi Ports


Samir Chaturvedi, CEO of KIZAD, said: “We are pleased to welcome DHL Global Forwarding to KIZAD, which is rapidly becoming the location of choice in the UAE for local and international logistics companies.

“We look forward to supporting DHL Global Forwarding in continuing to provide world-class logistics capabilities and are proud to help strengthen its global freight network and warehousing infrastructure.”


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Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL’s Middle East and Africa operations, added: “We are looking forward to connecting KIZAD to our extensive global network, to further propel the growth potential of Abu Dhabi as a gateway to the rest of the world.

“Beyond the immediate needs of our customers who currently operate out of KIZAD, we are also looking to invest more resources on expanding our presence here, so we can serve more customers.

“The emphasis on infrastructural investment by the government is also set to rejuvenate the logistics sector, and we are committed to enabling more trade flows to and from this part of the world.”



This news follows the recent launch of KIZAD Logistics City, which offers pre-built warehouses and Light Industrial Units (LIUs) specially designed for trading and export companies, freight forwarders and distributors.

In addition to this, the industrial hub is connected to Khalifa Port, one of the fastest growing and best-connected ports in the world.

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