DHL UAE steps up regional road freight business with USD3.5 million Jebel Ali hub

DHL UAE has stepped up its express logistics and road freight capability with the opening of a USD3.5 million state-of-the-art express logistics centre in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ), Dubai. The new facility will not only bolster DHL’s traditional express delivery capabilities, but will also provide a solid platform to capitalise on the growing demand for tailored express logistics solutions and road freight. ‘Over the past 12 months we have managed a 214% increase in weight handled through the Jebel Ali Free Zone. Customer demand continues to rocket and our new facility will provide us with the additional capacity necessary to offer even more customers full express logistics solutions,’ said David Wild, General Manager, DHL UAE. DHL’s new facility will manage and process throughput arriving in Jebel Ali by road, air or sea for rapid distribution by road or air. A fast evolving part of this market is coming from road haulage, with more international players now focussing on the segment.

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DHL to expand express logistics facility in Jebel Ali

DHL UAE will open a 6,000 square metre express logistics centre in Jebel Ali Free Zone, officials said. “This major new investment has been necessitated by constant growth in our business out of Jebel Ali, which has recorded 20 per cent year-on-year growth since it opened five years ago,” said David Wild, general manager of DHL UAE. The new facility is due to open in April and is the first in a three-phase, five-year DHL Jebel Ali development programme, company officials said. Phase 2 will start next year, with a proposed 20,000 square metre warehouse in the free zone.

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DHL UAE launches USD1 million re-branding campaign

The first stage of a one million dollar re-branding campaign by air express supplier DHL UAE is underway with a huge billboard on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Sporting the new red and yellow corporate colors of DHL Worldwide Express, the billboard is the first major visual expression of the new DHL to be launched within the UAE.

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DHL UAE launches unique 'Altitude' loyalty programme

DHL UAE, the Emirates leading air express provider, has launched a unique customer loyalty programme in response to extensive market demand. Key brands within the Emirates have tied up with DHL’s express Altitude scheme to deliver benefits on airline tickets, shopping as well as leisure activity vouchers.
“What sets Altitude apart is that this is the only, ongoing, long-term loyalty product available locally within the air express industry,” said David Wild, General Manager, DHL UAE.

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