RSA Cold Chain enters the world’s youngest and hungriest market
With one of the world’s fastest growing populations, mega events like Dubai Expo 2020 on the horizon, and 80% reliance on imported food, RSA Cold Chain is opening for business in a region that is in urgent need of more professional cold chain management facilities. This latest venture from third-party logistics provider RSA Logistics opened the doors to its state-of-the-art cold chain facility with a glittering ceremony in Dubai South this week.
The new facility from RSA Cold Chain will eventually house 21,000 pallets, with phase one offering an initial capacity of 10,800 pallets, coupled with sophisticated, end-to-end 3PL services for packaged food, fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products and frozen food. The warehouse comprises eight independent chambers, with a unique ammonia-based chilling system allowing each chamber to accommodate temperatures as low as -25 degrees.
His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, officially opened the new facilities and said: “We are excited to welcome RSA Logistics’ latest venture, RSA Cold Chain, as part of our Dubai South community. RSA Logistics and Dubai South have shared a warm association since the inception of the free zone. We have enjoyed watching the company break frontiers with its expansion projects and look forward to seeing it grow more alongside the development of this dynamic zone. RSA Cold Chain represents a best-in-class example of an efficient and effective distribution solution to propel growth for food and beverage industry customers. At Dubai South, we are ideally placed to support companies in meeting their logistical challenges. We do so by offering purpose built, fully customizable solutions, giving them the freedom to operate and grow their businesses in the best way possible.”
The site for the new facility is strategically located just outside the bonded zone in Dubai South, maximising ease of access and minimising delays in the movement of food products. RSA Cold Chain will also provide temperature-controlled transportation, providing an end-to-end solution designed to meet the most stringent requirements for food storage and transportation. As one of the first companies to start operations, RSA has been a critical partner in leveraging Dubai South’s integrated multimodal logistics platform. Thanks to the company’s unparalleled speed, connectivity and efficiency of operations, RSA can transfer goods from sea to air in only a matter of hours.
Speaking at the event, Abhishek Ajay Shah, Co-Founder and Managing Director of RSA Logistics said: “We are immensely proud of our latest project, RSA Cold Chain, which fills an important gap in our customer service offerings. The cold chain sector is still in its infancy in the Middle East and we believe we are in the right place at the right time. We will now be able to offer a scalable and fast growing solution to quality-focused food companies in the region.”