August 02, 2017: Access World Logistics, a joint-venture between UAE-based Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group and Switzerland-headquartered Access World Group (Access World) plan to build a third party logistics facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone. A ceremony was organised for the commencement of the construction work at the site.

The event was attended by Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director – DP World UAE Region and CEO – JAFZA, Asim Al Abbasi, CFO – JAFZA, Abdulla Bin Damithan, director commercial – DP World UAE Region, Madiha Salem, director EHS – Trakhees, other officials from various authorities, key clients, service providers and leaders from the shipping and logistics fraternity.

Saleem Al Rais, director – RHS Group, Peter M. Waszkis – CEO Access World, Peter Barnhoorn, director – Access World Logistics and other distinguished members from the RHS Group as well as Access World were also present at the event.

During the welcome address, Waszkis said, "our vision is to deliver value to all our stakeholders by providing comprehensive logistics solutions in a competitive, safe and friendly environment".

The multi-product warehousing facility scheduled to be commissioned during the second quarter 2018, is being constructed at a strategically located plot of 40,000 sq m, with an overall investment in excess of AED 40 million, and will include a contemporary warehouse of 15,000 sq m with an apex height of 13.7 metres and eaves height of 11.5 metres; split into three chambers offering bulk-stowage and ambient-temperature as well as air-conditioned (at 220 C) storage with Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) racking systems. The logistics centre, which is expected to meet its power requirement largely through a roof-top solar-panel system, shall also have an open-storage yard of about 6,500 sq m; a road-weighbridge, ancillary facilities as well as an office block.

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