DP World opens new container freight station in Jafza

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DP World opens new container freight station

DP World Logistics has opened the new warehouse Container Freight Station 2 (CFS 2) in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).

The company aims to offer import/export movement throughout the Middle East and beyond.

The CFS 2 warehouse offers a total of 12,500 pallet positions using Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) racking systems and storing cargo up to 18 metres high.

The new 60,000 square-metre facility can handle up to 6,000 TEU per month.

READ: DP World launches London Gateway-Southampton intermodal train

DP World currently operates six facilities in Jebel Ali, handling a combined total volume of 300,000 TEU per annum across its three business units.

Total assets amount to 200,000 square metres of yard operations, 35,000 square metres of cross-dock warehousing, 10,000 square metres of cold storage and 6,000 square metres of cool storage solutions.

Its service offerings include CFS Operations, Warehousing & Supply Chain Solutions and Freight Forwarding Operations.

“As part of DP World, a global smart trade enabler, DP World Logistics is continually on a journey of business transformation with new product innovations and developments,” said Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World UAE & Jafza.

“The new CFS 2 warehouse is yet another step in supporting our customers better, helping them explore varied business opportunities and move forward with tremendous growth potential in the region.”

DP World handled 59.6 million TEU terminals in the first nine months of the year in spite of decelerated growth rates.

Gross container volumes increased by 2 per cent year-on-year on a reported basis.

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