Dubai dedicated e-commerce duty-free zone: from warehousing to logistics

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Dubai Business City is Dubai’s first dedicated e-commerce duty-free zone, and it has cooperated with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics An agreement was signed to manage and operate a logistics cluster in the duty-free zone of an internal shared multi-customer warehouse.
Dubai Business City will enhance Dubai's position as a leading international e-commerce hub, and support economic diversification and intelligent transformation. This is a Dh3.2 billion project, covering an area of ​​2.1 million square feet, located in Umm Ramool, adjacent to DXB International Airport and Downtown Dubai, providing consumers with amazing delivery speeds .

Hellmann will provide end-to-end warehousing services, including order management systems and simplified customs clearance procedures. As part of the end-to-end logistics service, Hellmann will also provide last-mile delivery services from bonded warehouses directly to consumers through its last-mile partner DHL Express. Services will be provided by a dedicated team from Hellmann, which will manage consumer and shipping inquiries, including tracking delivery and tracking. The report dashboard will be provided to customers according to their personal needs. Customers of Dubai Business City will be able to benefit from pre-negotiated, market-competitive warehousing and last-mile conditions, as well as economical delivery times and coverage.
Amna Lootah, Assistant Director-General of DAFZA, said: “Cooperation and partnerships will continue to be crucial for the future growth of e-commerce and the recovery of the global economy. This year emphasizes the important role of e-commerce and logistics in the global economy. It is essential to enable other industries to flourish and strengthen the supply chain. Through the partnership with Hellmann and DHL Express, we will support the customers of Dubai Business City on their journey towards the development and growth of the e-commerce industry. This will diversify the UAE economy And play an important role in sustainable economic development in the future."
The e-commerce sector continues to promote innovation, digitization and strategic alliances. The purpose of this agreement with Hellmann is to provide enterprises with end-to-end high-level, simplified logistics services, including inbound and outbound support for MEASA and other major markets around the world. "
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Middle East and South Asia CEO Madhav Kurup said: "We are very pleased to take this opportunity to establish a unique operating model with Dubai Business City, which will be the first such operating model in the Middle East. Compared with the world-renowned service providers like Hellman Worldwide Logistics and our last-mile partner DHL Express, the strategic partnership of Dubai Business City, the traditional business infrastructure provider model will expand Dubai Business City as a professional free zone. Service area. "
Geoff Walsh, UAE Country Manager of DHL Express said: "Our partnership with Dubai Business City and Hellmann shows that DHL has been committed to providing value to our e-commerce customers because they are currently in a challenging and turbulent environment. Conduct business in a business environment. We are always seeking to provide logistical support for any new programs that will help the economy and small and medium-sized enterprises expand in the region and internationally. Hellmann's end-to-end warehousing solution will help our customers seize the business opportunities they may lose. "
The e-commerce retail market in the Middle East and Africa is expected to grow by 20%, reaching US$26 billion by 2022, surpassing the global growth of 13%. It is estimated that by 2022, the GCC will be MEA’s e-commerce retail market. Contribute to a 43% share,"
Dubai Business City will provide advanced opportunities for global and regional manufacturers as well as distributors and global e-retailers. It will provide a business ecosystem for companies in the e-commerce industry (such as web developers, photo studios, call center service providers, etc.). Dubai Business City is divided into three main clusters: business, logistics and society, and will be the location of innovation, new technology, plug-and-play e-commerce ecosystem, state-of-the-art services and modern infrastructure.

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