New centre for humanitarian logistics in Dubai
DHL Global Forwarding has consolidated its portfolio of humanitarian logistics services within its first global competence centre for humanitarian logistics. The move is designed to meet growing global demand for such services.
The centre offers non-governmental organisations, aid agencies and their suppliers and manufacturers a broad range of services including air and ocean freight, customs clearance, warehousing and local distribution of humanitarian shipments. These services will be backed by control tower and data analytics services.
With its geographical location and longstanding reputation as a cluster for global aid and relief organisations, Dubai currently plays host to several major logistics hubs including the International Humanitarian City, the largest humanitarian hub worldwide from which nine United Nations agencies and 48 NGOs currently run logistics operations. (mw)