Abu Dhabi will host one of the largest food storage and healthcare centers in the region

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AD Ports Group has announced that its new warehousing and logistics center in Abu Dhabi will be ready for operation in the third quarter of the year.

The hub – KLP21 – is located in Kizad, the group’s integrated commercial, logistics and industrial zone located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and is next to the next regional food hub along the main E311 freight corridor, providing direct connectivity to all major markets, the company said in a statement.

Consisting of four warehouses with a capacity of over 80,000 m2, KLP21 will be one of the largest temperature-controlled logistics hubs in the region.

The combined warehouses will be able to accommodate more than 100,000 pallets across a network of chambers that can be independently configured to a range of sizes and temperatures, including -26°C to 25°C, the statement added.

The facility, developed by Kizad, can also support critical regional industries requiring cold and ambient temperature storage, including healthcare, food and beverage, fast-moving consumer goods ( FMCG) and specialty chemicals. It will offer various third-party logistics (3PL) and third-party logistics (4PL) services, regional logistics hub operations and value-added services including repackaging, specialty packaging, labeling and others.

KLP21 will provide potential partners and customers with direct and efficient access to local, regional and global markets. Additionally, the hub will be serviced by a fleet of more than 400 transport vehicles supporting domestic and cross-border road movements, the company said. The facility will have two of its four warehouses, covering 40,000 m2 operated by AD Ports Logistics.

The project was designed using advanced insulation materials to reflect sunlight; the application of skylights to reduce the need for lighting; water recycling for irrigation; a centralized refrigeration system; and the use of primary, backup and solar power supplies.

Abdullah Al Hameli, Managing Director Economic Cities and Free Zones Cluster, AD Ports Group, said: “The development of KLP21 builds on our fully integrated offering under the Economic Cities and Free Zones portfolio of AD Ports Group, which brings together all the services. necessary for industrial companies to thrive in today’s competitive marketplace. The project responds to growing 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 region.

“This historic facility significantly increases AD Ports Logistics’ current cold and ambient storage capacity and provides exceptional opportunities for international and domestic companies to enter or expand their presence in a region that is poised for growth. sustained,” added Robert Sutton, CEO. – Logistics Cluster, AD Ports Group.

Earlier this year, AD Ports Group partnered with Emirati conglomerate Ghassan Aboud Group, to establish one of the region’s largest food wholesale and logistics centers at KIZAD.

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