The Logistics District at Dubai South entered into a partnership with dnata to enable a digitally-driven gate control mechanism for shipments at the Dubai South’s cargo-handling terminals. According to a release, it signed several agreements to cement its position as a key contributor to the growing logistics sector in the UAE.
These include a partnership, an agreement with Beijing New Aerotropolis Holdings China to establish a framework for nurturing cooperative relations, and an MoU with Sinotrans, a subsidiary and single logistics platform for China Merchants Group, to establish its first Middle East logistics and e-commerce hub at the Dubai South Logistics District.
Several inaugurations also took place during 2023, including the Audi Volkswagen MEA Distribution Centre, IDA Foundation’s healthcare hub, and a new Fulfillment Center by Amazon. Additionally, the Logistics District initiated a groundbreaking, regional-first Remote Inspection project with Dubai Customs to expedite business operations and reduce the time required for customs inspections by utilising advanced technologies and artificial intelligence.
Dubai South also announced the completion of its blockchain integration system in partnership with Dubai Customs, becoming the first free zone in Dubai to achieve this milestone.