RSA Cold Chain is a joint venture between Dubai-based supply chain company RSA Global and Atlanta, US-based Americold, a leader in temperature-controlled logistics and warehousing.
This new facility will be designed, built and operated by RSA Cold Chain on a 100,000 square meter plot in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone (Jafza). The facility will bring 40,000 new pallet positions to the port area while providing multi-temperature capabilities, both bonded and non-bonded solutions, and connectivity to DP World’s best-in-class logistics solutions.
Construction of the new facility will begin in early 2024 and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2025.
The development will combine RSA Cold Chain’s temperature-controlled infrastructure and operational expertise with DP World’s extensive port facilities and market reach to optimize temperature-sensitive food flows into and out of the Middle East.
Abdullah Bin Damithan, CEO and CEO of DP World GCC, saying:
“As a global leader in comprehensive supply chain solutions, DP World is always looking for ways to innovate and expand its logistics capabilities. “We are delighted to partner with Americold and RSA Global to provide our customers with the best temperature-controlled solutions for perishable products, strengthening the resilience of the food and beverage industry in the UAE and the Middle East.”
Abhishek Shah, CEO of RSA Cold Chainsaying:
“Our initial collaboration with Americold laid the foundation for our expansion and reinforced our commitment to providing world-class cold chain solutions. Today, joining forces with DP World elevates our capabilities to serve the industry and expand our specialization and regional reach, to reshape the food distribution landscape in the region. With the support of logistics leaders Americold and DP World, we are poised to unlock exciting opportunities in the Middle East.”
George Chappelle, CEO of Americoldsaying:
“Americold is committed to investing in new and innovative long-term solutions that optimize the cold chain from production to consumption. This partnership with DP World provides unique synergies that create significant value for local and global clients. “We are excited to bring this vision to life in Dubai with the first of many developments together.”
Abdulla Al Hashmi, Director of Parks and Areas Operations, DP World GCCsaying:
“Our world-class infrastructure at the port of Jebel Ali and Jafza, together with our global connectivity, provides the ideal platform to import, process and distribute food to the region. We hope to begin construction of this project, which will bring together key actors in the food sector and improve national and regional food security.”
Expanding cold chain ambitions
Further phases of RSA Cold Chain development will nearly double its network capacity to 70,000 pallet positions. The strategic location of this new facility will provide easy access to high-growth markets, covering both local and international distribution needs. Jafza has a highly developed food and beverage ecosystem that is designed to meet the dynamic requirements of the food industry and sectors such as retail and grocery, quick trade, quick service restaurants, poultry and seafood, among others. much others.
The new cold chain platform is designed to provide world-class solutions that optimize the regional supply chain from farm to fork, minimize waste and reduce costs, while serving as a cost-effective solution for companies that They want to operate and serve customers in the region. .
In 2022, DP World and Americold signed a partnership agreement to invest in a more resilient, efficient and sustainable global food supply chain. Combining Americold’s global temperature-controlled infrastructure and strategic customer relationships with DP World’s global port infrastructure and end-to-end logistics solutions will result in unprecedented optimization of global food flows.
News source: Dubai Press Office