Abu Dhabi Cargo Village growing up fast

Although it has only just recently opened, Abu Dhabi Cargo Village has announced it is ready to move straight on with its second phase expansion—said to be worth up to Dhs18 million.

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By  Paul Barthram Published  June 9, 2003

Although it has only just recently opened, Abu Dhabi Cargo Village has announced it is ready to move straight on with its second phase expansion—said to be worth up to Dhs18 million.

The phase one facility, which became operational in mid-April, has only just been formally opened by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Civil Aviation. The state-of-the-art facility is already fully occupied by local and international freight and logistics companies, with DHL, one of the largest integrators in the global cargo industry, taking up almost 50 per cent of the new facility.

Sheikh Hamdan said the new facility aims to play a major role in Middle East logistics by becoming one of the biggest hubs in the region for the cargo industry.

“The increasing growth of air cargo movement at Abu Dhabi International Airport has made the Department of Civil Aviation upgrade and extend the cargo facilities to meet the increasing demand and contribute to the growth of trade and freight in the UAE,” Sheikh Hamdan said.

Phase II will replicate the original, in investment (Dhs18 million) and built-up area (14,095 square metres), and be constructed in three phases.

Abu Dhabi Cargo Village specialises in cargo, storage and re-export operations and is custom-designed for easy access to the bonded warehouses and offices to serve cargo airlines, freight forwarders, courier companies, re-exporters, clearing agencies and other entities.

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