Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) has announced the launch of the first “on-demand” warehouse solutions offering in the Middle East.
The move has been taken in response to the demand for more flexibility from retailers, shippers and logistics companies, it said in a statement.
The newly inaugurated KIZAD Logistics City offers warehousing services in a pay-per-use model which allows potential customers to avoid capital expense.
It offers free zone and non-free zone warehousing solutions spanning over 1.3 million square feet, equivalent in size to about 17 soccer fields. The warehousing is suited to luxury goods, high-value retail items, food and pharmaceuticals with each unit having its own dedicated loading yard with ramp access for forklifts and ample on-site parking, the statement added.
All facilities can be booked on demand, without the need for long-term lease contracts and are available for a range of business needs, starting from 10,000 square feet.
Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “The rapid expansion of e-commerce in the region and same-day delivery models are reshaping warehousing needs.
"We wanted to get ahead of the curve and provide a smart, on-demand, seamlessly connected warehouse hub for everybody, from e-commerce giants to small retailers and entrepreneurs.”