DHL commences ops at Dubai World Central

DHL has announced that Danzas AEI Emirates, its joint venture with Al Tayer Group, has commenced operations at Dubai World Central (DWC) with its first cargo charter flight taking off from the newly-opened Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali. The company has reserved three plots of land ¨C 155,000 sq metres plus 75,000 sq […]


DHL has announced that Danzas AEI Emirates, its joint venture with Al Tayer Group, has commenced operations at Dubai World Central (DWC) with its first cargo charter flight taking off from the newly-opened Al Maktoum International Airport in Jebel Ali. The company has reserved three plots of land ¨C 155,000 sq metres plus 75,000 sq metres option for a new logistics centre, and another of 45,000 sq metres for air freight operations, at the new airport logistics complex. “We were one of the first companies to express our commitment to the DWC project and the commencement of Danzas operations from the Al Maktoum International Airport is a significant milestone in the company’s overall strategy of establishing a complete footprint at the Dubai World Central by 2011,” said Enver Moretti, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. “Dubai is poised to cement a position as a vital access point and multi-modal logistics hub for goods from Asia, Europe and Africa and we are reinforcing our market leadership here. When fully established, our operations at the DWC combined with our Jebel Ali Free Zone facilities will allow us to maximize logistics synergies to strengthen our air, sea, road and contract logistics capabilities.” Set to be the world’s largest airport upon completion in terms of volume and size, the Al Maktoum International Airport sits at the core of DWC’s goal of supporting Dubai’s aviation, tourism, commercial and logistics requirements through 2050 and beyond. Through StarBroker AG, DHL’s inhouse carrier, the first chartered flight from Dubai World Central bound for Massawa International Airport of the east- African state of Eritrea kicked off DHL’s operations at Al Maktoum International Airport.