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DB Schenker opened its first 100% solar-powered warehouse, DLC II. This is yet another element of DB Schenker’s strategy to make it ‘a leading provider of green logistics services’.

The international logistics operator has opened a DLC II logistics centre located in the Dubai South logistics zone, in the immediate vicinity of the international airport Al Maktoum and connected to the port of Jebel Ali. DLC II is the first DB Schenker storage building to be fully solar-powered. 

The storage area of DLC II amounts to 33,000 sq.m. and additionally provides 3,000 sq.m. on the mezzanine floor for processing activities and value-added services. The warehouse is equipped with an automatically controlled cooling system and can hold up to 90,000 pallets. The DLC II logistics centre will be further expanded and, according to assumptions, by 2021 new warehouses will have been built, with a total of 80,000 sq.m. including the existing warehouse.

According to DB Schenker, DLC II will become the central regional logistics hub in the Middle East for major local partners such as Unilever. 

The operator has already built several low-emission logistics centres in Singapore, Helsinki, Klagenfurt, Tilburg and Dortmund. 

Photo: DB Schenker

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