Deutsche post World Net celebrates group's 30 year presence in Middle East
19 Feb '07
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Deutsche Post World Net announced its 30 year presence in the region. At a press conference held to commemorate the anniversary in Dubai Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post World Net, announced the Group's growth strategy for the region.
DHL, the world's leading express and logistics operator, is set to expand its operations at Dubai World Central by more than 300,000 square meters over the coming years. These plans were supported by the news that the DPWN Group will invest significantly into expanding their presence in the region at the new Dubai Logistics City.
"With high economic growth, the Middle East is one of Deutsche Post World Net's most important regions. It is an emerging market that has the world's attention and as a result it presents a huge opportunity for our business," said Dr. Zumwinkel. "The investments in our new facilities will keep DHL at the forefront of the rapidly expanding logistics and express business," he added.
The expanded facilities build upon the existing footprint of 85,000 square meters in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, which is operated by Danzas AEI Emirates. The group's logistics entity, which represents the DHL Global Forwarding and Exel Supply Chain business in this region, recently announced two additional signing agreements.
The first is on 30,000 square meters at the new Cargo Village Jebel Ali Airport forwarding area with an option for a further 15,000 square meters. It has also secured an additional 155,000 square meters in the DLC's specialized contract logistics area with an option for another 78,000 square meters.