January 05, 2021: Kuehne+Nagel Dubai and International Humanitarian City (IHC) signed a five-year contract to run and manage IHC’s semi-automated Kitting Centre based on a competitive process. Kuehne+Nagel has been a member of IHC since 2008. Its strategic position in the region and close proximity to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum Airport allows the response to any emergency requirement to be fast and efficient.

The semi-automated Kitting Centre has been set up at the beginning of July for humanitarian organisation members of IHC to assemble their emergency and relief kits to be delivered in need to the countries around the world. Kuehne+Nagel has been running this Kitting Centre to serve all the members of IHC for their kitting activities. Some of the supply kits such as Covid-19, malaria, school and recreation have been prepared and planned for upcoming months.

“Kuehne+Nagel has been servicing emergency and relief organisations for over thirty years. Having been selected as the exclusive provider of the semi-automated kitting centre at IHC, once again demonstrates the trust and our strong long-term partnership. We are proud to be able to support all members within IHC to provide time-critical services in response to global humanitarian crisis,” said Roger Vogler, national cluster manager, Kuehne+Nagel United Arab Emirates and Oman.

“This partnership will enable more cost effective and faster operations. By providing this semi-automated Kitting Centre for assembling medical, hygiene and aid kits the humanitarian community comes a step closer in achieving maximum efficiency and preparedness to respond to global humanitarian emergencies,” said Giuseppe Saba, CEO, International Humanitarian City.

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