Agility operating from Kizad park

By moving to its new facility in Kizad, Agility is demonstrating the hub’s growing im-portance

June 2014

Agility has begun operations from its new facility in the Kizad Logistics Park (KLP), officials from Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and the Kuwait-base logistics giant announced.

The announcement was made at the recent opening ceremony of Phase 1 of KLP, where engineer Khaled Salmeen, CEO, Kizad, and Bassel El Dabbagh, CEO, Agility Abu Dhabi, were present along with other high profile national and international industry players.

Agility’s facility in KLP covers an area of 11,133 sq m, almost a fourth of Phase 1’s total area of 46,453 sq m.  Phase 1 is the first of three phases scheduled for construction in KLP, creating a total of 118,965 sq m of prime logistics warehouse space when completed.

Construction of Phase 2 has already been awarded with completion due in Q1 2015. Once all phases are completed, KLP will strengthen Kizad’s position as a major regional logistics and warehousing centre, supporting the already thriving Khalifa Port.

By taking over the largest warehouse space leased to date in Kizad, Agility is further expanding its capacities in the UAE, and specifically, in Abu Dhabi.

“Abu Dhabi’s economic upswing in the non-oil sector is a clear indicator that the diversification plans of the emirate’s economy are coming to fruition - in line with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. Kizad plays a pivotal role in this development which will continue and significantly transform our economic landscape,” Salmeen said.

“We are very pleased to welcome Agility to Kizad and to our logistics park, which provides world-class warehouse units designed to meet the specific needs of our tenants and supported by the integrated intermodal transportation network connecting sea, road, air, and soon rail, offering excellent regional and global market access,” he added.

“There are numerous reasons why we chose to start operations in the Kizad Logistics Park. Besides the exceptional quality of the units – clearly the best you will find for lease in the UAE - the strategic location of KLP mid-way between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain was another major factor. We are also working closely with the Abu Dhabi Terminals Company (ADT), the container terminal operator at Khalifa Port, so that as a third-party logistics operator, our clients’ goods can come in and out of the country quickly, efficiently and cost effectively”, El Dabbagh remarked.  

Apart from Kizad, Agility is operating in four other locations in the UAE including Dubai Investment Park (DIP), Jebel Ali, Al Quoz, and Musaffah. A major part of Agility’s business in the UAE is supporting the oil and gas industry with its full array of supply chain solutions and customised capabilities.

In Abu Dhabi, Agility has a total of 700 employees. As the only global logistics provider that was first established in the Middle East, with headquarters in Kuwait, Agility is a publicly traded company with over $5 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries.

Kizad is a 418 sq km industrial zone strategically located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  With one of the world’s most advanced deep-water seaports and world-class infrastructure, Kizad will benefit from excellent multimodal connectivity. Phase 1, which is 51 sq km with an investment of Dh26.5 billion ($7.2 billion), opened in 2012.

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