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Abu Dhabi announces region’s largest food and healthcare storage hub
KLP21 will be one of the largest and most modern temperature-controlled logistics hubs in the region
To assist the region’s vital healthcare, food and beverage, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), and chemicals industries, which all require cold and ambient storage, the AD Ports Group has announced KLP21, an advanced warehouse and logistics center in Abu Dhabi. The group is the foremost facilitator of international trade, logistics, and industry in the region.
KLP21, to be operational by Q3, 2022, is located in KIZAD, the Group’s integrated trade, logistics, and the industrial zone between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It will provide potential partners and customers with direct and effective access to important local, regional, and global markets, strategic multimodal transport capabilities, including direct access to two major, world-class ports, five international airports within a 90-minute drive, congestion-free multi-lane highways, and Etihad Rail’s future rail link.
A fleet of more than 400 transport vehicles will also be available at the hub, facilitating both domestic and cross-border road movements.
Comprising four warehouses with over 80,000 square meters of capacity, KLP21 will be one of the largest and most modern temperature-controlled logistics hubs in the region. Over 100,000 pallets can be stored in total throughout a network of chambers that can be independently set to a variety of sizes and temperatures, including -26°C to 25°C, in the warehouses.
The facility will provide a comprehensive range of third-party logistics (3PL) and fourth-party logistics (4PL) services, regional logistics hub operations, and value-added services, including re-packing, specialized packing, labeling, and others.
“The development of KLP21 builds upon our fully integrated offering under AD Ports Group’s Economic Cities & Free Zones portfolio that brings together the entire scope of services required for industrial businesses to thrive in today’s competitive market. The project responds to increasing customer demand for temperature-controlled storage solutions in the emirate to support the safe and efficient distribution of climate-sensitive goods in the UAE and across the wider region,” said Abdullah Al Hameli, chief executive officer, Economic Cities & Free Zones Cluster, AD Ports Group.
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