Shipa, the rising star of logistics in the Middle East, makes efforts to add two e-commerce delivery centers in Dubai
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Shipa, a new Middle East logistics star under Agility's digital logistics and e-commerce division, recently announced that it has opened two state-of-the-art e-commerce fulfillment centers in Dubai to manage e-commerce and delivery for customers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain .
The two fulfillment centers are located in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone and the Dubai Investment Park. Using the explosive growth of e-commerce and online sales in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, they will help global, regional and local brands quickly expand.
Shipa has a 60,000 square meters logistics center in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) and a 20,000 square meters logistics center in the Dubai Investment Park, with a total of 2,000 pallet positions and 10,000 container positions. Both parties make full use of agile operational expertise and technology, a leading global logistics provider.
These centers provide bonded warehousing and non-bonded warehousing; supplementation of imported air and sea cargo; pick-and-pack services; customer technology integration and API; local and international return services and cross-border and last-mile transportation providers’ Integration.
Shipa’s value-added services include e-fulfillment solutions applicable to all GCC markets, including access to more than 1.2 million square meters of GCC warehousing, customs brokerage, bonded express road services, and cash on delivery, Delivery options including prepaid and home payment. Shipa Delivery serves as Shipa's last-mile delivery network, providing last-mile services to the Gulf market.
Both fulfillment centers provide rack and bulk storage and use leading warehouse management systems. In addition, both parties adhere to strict quality, health, safety and environment (QHSSE) standards and provide temperature-controlled storage, including frozen and cold storage. JAFZA facilities provide bonded and duty-paid facilities to provide retailers with regional logistics needs.
In the world and the Middle East, the epidemic has accelerated the growth of e-commerce and the shift from offline shopping to e-commerce. According to data from the global consulting firm Consultport, even before the outbreak, e-commerce and digital sales in the GCC countries were growing at an annual rate of 21%, and annual retail spending in the region was estimated to be $230 billion.
Shipa Chief Development Officer Jeremy M. Skyrme said: "Brands that have a good customer experience in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the entire Gulf Cooperation Council region will be successful. Shipa's world-class logistics center provides them with services and solutions to ensure The fast, efficient, and error-free flow of goods from one kilometer to the last kilometer-this is the key to ensuring customer satisfaction and repeat customers."
Shipa launched a logistics center to meet the surge in demand caused by the rapid acceleration of e-commerce and online transactions. The need for efficiency and the increase in unit productivity are important requirements for companies to find reliable partners, because they usually outsource these projects.
Hassan Mikail, CEO of Shipa's Middle East Region, said: "Shipa is expanding its services to adapt to changing market dynamics. We are very pleased to see that Shipa makes full use of Agility JAFZA and DIP facilities to further support global and local business in the Middle East. ."