DSV, a leading global logistics provider, opened a 14,000 sq m logistics facility in Bahrain Logistics Zone in Hidd to expand its warehousing capabilities in the area.
The new facility supports contract logistics with ambient, chilled and frozen storage, as well as solutions for high-value cargo. It will offer secure records management services, and storage/turnkey logistics for Bahrain-based manufacturers in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, DSV said.
With a storage capacity of 24,000 pallet positions, the new facility increases DSV’s controlled-temperature warehouse capacity in the Kingdom of Bahrain to a total of 65,000 pallet positions and 75,000 sq m. The increase in capacity enables the company to continue to support its customers in a market of increasing interest and demand.
Since 1997, DSV has operated and grown its business in Bahrain, and with the 2021 acquisition of Agility GIL, the company further strengthened its operations in the region. The new facility in Bahrain represents an $18 million investment by DSV, and is the company’s second expansion in the country in just three years. It follows the 2019 opening of a 28,000 sq m warehouse, also in Hidd. DSV’s further expansion in Bahrain is a testament to the company’s commitment to the promising market.
Elias Monem Executive, Vice President for Solutions & Road, DSV – Mena region, said: “Bahrain is a growing operational market to DSV in the Middle East. Its advanced infrastructure and favourable geographical placement are central factors in choosing to extend our business in the country. The new facility in Bahrain Logistics Zone will allow us to respond to the high demand and better serve customers in the region.”
The facility was inaugurated last month in a ceremony hosted by DSV and HE Mohamed bin Thamer Al-Kaabi, Bahraini Minister of Transportation & Telecommunication.
“As a country undergoing constant economic growth, we have a strategic objective to strengthen Bahrain’s position as a leading maritime and logistics hub,” Al -Kaabi said.