DB Schenker continues its growth in the Middle East and Africa with the new DLC 3 green warehouse

DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo have launched a regular CO2-neutral freight connection from Europe to China.

DB Schenker has announced the opening of its next renewable-powered mega hub, DLC 3, in Dubai. After opening DLC 1 in 2016 and DLC 2 in 2019, this third hub successfully concludes the company’s expansion phase in the UAE, offering a total capacity of 200,000 Euro pallets.

DLC 3 is a 35,000 sq m warehouse, fully powered with solar energy. It provides warehousing solutions for different industries, including dangerous goods storage and B2C e-commerce delivery services, leveraging its ideal connectivity to land, sea, and air freight transportation modes. It also has a 5,000 sq m mezzanine floor for various value-added service activities.

As with the second facility, the new centre will further cement the company’s sustainability commitment and agenda. The construction of this green logistics centre helped avoid producing 5 tons of CO2 emissions. Additionally, the solar systems installed at the facility provide the total energy demand of the 74,000 sq m of warehouse space and 5,000 sq m of office buildings, saving 4000 Tons of CO2 emissions annually, equivalent to planting over 400,000 trees.

“The three-phase growth plan we established in 2015 was an important strategic decision. All three facilities, DLC 1, 2, and 3, are in proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport and Jabel Ali Port, one of the most important transportation hubs globally. Today we observe the outstanding success of these developments, which made DB Schenker become a leading logistics service provider in the MEA region. We are a frontrunner in sustainability and innovative technologies and can provide our customers with unique warehousing solutions for a variety of industries like consumer, automotive, industrial, and luxury products in fashion and accessories. This makes us the first choice for top tier customers”, said Ako Djaf, VP of Contract Logistics and SCM of DB Schenker in the Middle East and Africa.

DB Schenker in the Middle East and Africa region facilitate the entry of many international companies to expand their global footprints in this high-potential market and gateway to Africa.

Source: DB Schenker