Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017: Access World Logistics L.L.C., a joint-venture between U.A.E. based Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group and Switzerland-headquartered Access World Group (Access World) organized a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of their upcoming 3rd party logistics facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone.
The event was graced by Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director – DP World UAE Region and CEO – JAFZA, Mr. Asim Al Abbasi, CFO – JAFZA, Mr. Abdulla Bin Damithan, Director Commercial – DP World UAE Region, Ms. Madiha Salem, Director EHS – Trakhees, other officials from various authorities, key clients, service providers and leaders from the shipping & logistics fraternity.
Mr. Saleem Al Rais, Director – RHS Group, Mr. Peter M. Waszkis – CEO Access World, Mr. Peter Barnhoorn, Director – Access World Logistics L.L.C. and other distinguished members from the RHS Group as well as Access World were also present at the event.
During the welcome address, Mr. 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 2nd Quarter 2018, is being constructed at a strategically located plot of 40,000m2, with an overall investment in excess of AED40million, and shall include a contemporary warehouse of 15,000m2 with an apex height of 13.7 metres & eaves height of 11.5 metres; split into 3 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 6,500m2; a road-weighbridge, ancillary facilities as well as an office block.
Recognized by leading Commodity Exchanges such as the London Metal Exchange (LME) and COMEX, besides global trade-finance institutions, producers, traders and consumers, Access World (accessworld.com) operate a network of over 100 warehouses in more than 25 locations encompassing Europe & Middle East, the Americas, Africa and Asia, providing a range of services, including but not limited to cargo-handling, storage, freight-forwarding, customs-clearance, weighing, re-packing / processing and collateral management for commodities, and a wide range of general goods.
Formerly known as Pacorini Metals and operating in the U.A.E. since 2001, Access World are a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange listed Glencore (glencore.com).
Founded in 1910, the Rais Hassan Saadi Group rank amongst the leading commercial enterprises in Dubai, with interests in ship agency, freight forwarding, NVOCC, , logistics, warehousing & Bonded CFS, insurance, travel & tourism, trading, real estate and oil field support services. The RHS Group has an excellent network of own offices and agents in the Gulf countries, the Indian sub-continent and East Africa.
Mr. Kishore Natarajan, General Manager – Access World Logistics L.L.C. added that the upcoming facility shall be listed with the LME, DGCX and in addition to non-ferrous metals, steel, OCTG, polymers, other industrial goods, the company shall provide efficient logistics solutions for soft commodities, FMCG / retail products, machinery & spares, project and general cargo.