MIDDLE EAST: Swift expands facilities in JAFZA, DLC

Dubai-based freight forwarder and logistics provider Swift Freight International said it has reserved 28,800 sq m in Dubai Logistics City for a purpose built logistics centre. Swift will also have an additional 25,000 sq m airside facility at the new World Central Airport. The company said in a statement that the Swift 5 logistics centre, […]


Dubai-based freight forwarder and logistics provider Swift Freight International said it has reserved 28,800 sq m in Dubai Logistics City for a purpose built logistics centre.

Swift will also have an additional 25,000 sq m airside facility at the new World Central Airport.

The company said in a statement that the Swift 5 logistics centre, located in Jebel Ali Free Zone, is being built to provide an additional dry storage area of 5,450 sq m, with over 12,500 pallet positions and variant temperature possibilities.

Part of a new 2-story office block will be available for leasing. The expanded warehouse will feature a wireless guided, “very narrow aisle” system that is controlled by a base station.

The racking system has been designed for maximum efficiency of movement and is also flexible enough to be configured to any customer’s requirement.

In addition to logistics, warehousing and distribution, Swift provides a variety of freight forwarding services that focus on the African trade lane.

The expansion of Swift’s network in India and the Far East, combined with the opening of more countries on the African continent and the consolidation of Swift’s infrastructure in Dubai, have positioned the organisation to create a major transhipment hub for goods from the Far East and India into Africa, the statement added.