Geodis Wilson opens Jebel Ali DC
Geodis Wilson is opening a distribution center with about 90,000 square feet of space in Jebel Ali South within the free zone of Dubai.
With the new facility the company extends its freight forwarding services to a full-service contract logistics model in the Middle East region.
The company said it has invested about 1 million euros ($1.45 million) in the facility, which has both ambient and temperature-controlled storage space and provides services such as inventory, labeling, bar-coding, packing pouches, blisters, vendor management as well as domestic and cross border distribution.
'The demand for contract logistics is very high,' says Sascha Geiken, managing director of Geodis Wilson U.A.E. 'Most companies trading via or in the Middle East need a hub solution for their business, and Dubai is undoubtedly the regional choice, with very good onward connections. Geodis Wilson runs its own freight network to cope with this demand, including trucking services between the various countries and a 24-hour online customs service.'