DP World’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new logistics park, which is scheduled for completion in 2023.

JAFZA-Breaks ground

The purpose-built trading and logistics development will accommodate the growing number of warehousing, processing and logistics activities carried out in Dubai. The project covers an area of 46,000 sq m, of which 87 percent will be allocated to warehousing.

Abdulla Bin Damithan, ceo and managing director, DP World UAE & Jafza, said: “We recognise the critical role the logistics sector plays in enabling the growth of various industries around the globe. Jafza is aligned with key government initiatives, such as the Dubai Silk Road strategy, to boost economic growth. As the UAE continues to grow into a global processing and re-distribution gateway, we have experienced a significant spike in demand for the logistics and warehousing space. We are building the Jafza Logistics Park in response to this increase in demand and to further boost the development of the UAE’s logistics sector”.