Sahara Building Contractors to build Warehouse Village V for LogiPoint

Published: Monday, August 16, 2021

Saudi Arabia’s LogiPoint has awarded the contract for construction of Warehouse Village V, LogiPoint’s state-of-the-art, multipurpose warehousing complex, to Sahara Building Contractors.

Warehousing Village V will be built in LogiPoint’s flagship Logistics Parks – the Bonded and Re-Export Zone at Jeddah Islamic Port. Construction began in August 2021. The project will be ready for hand-over in July 2022.

The Bonded and Re-Export Zone is a 1,000,000 sqm fully integrated logistics platform dedicated to facilitating trade and development in the Kingdom. LogiPoint warehousing facilities currently operate at over 100% utilization, and Village V is a welcome addition.

The new facility will be built over a 24,500 sqm area with dedicated zones for handling frozen, chilled, ambient and dry cargoes. Warehousing Village V also introduces a LogiPoint first, with a dedicated zone designed and equipped to handle pharmaceutical goods inside Jeddah Islamic Port. Additionally, the Value Addition Zone will enable LogiPoint to extend its value-added services to its clients, allowing it to act as a transformative logistics hub for the region.

Farooq Shaikh, the CEO of LogiPoint, believes that the company’s mission to enable logistics and facilitate trade and economic growth by acting as a stakeholder in the Kingdom’s development has become more pertinent than ever. He believes that LogiPoint’s investments into infrastructure projects carry a multiplier effect for the Kingdom’s economy.

“Village V is going to be our most sophisticated addition yet to LogiPoint’s warehousing infrastructure inside Jeddah Islamic Port. The importance and relevance of a facility designed to receive, handle, store and distribute pharmaceutical goods can scarcely be overstated today. At the same time, the addition of a multipurpose state-of-the-art warehousing facility at LogiPoint BRZ reinforces Jeddah as an integrated logistics hub internationally. It demonstrates just how well we are aligned with Vision 2030’s goal to make the Kingdom a regional logistics hub of choice. Village V is the start of the expansion plans, expected to increase LogiPoint BRZ’s warehousing capacity by about 150%, during the next two to three years,” he said.

Warehousing Village V has been designed by Jamjoom Consulting in line with international logistics infrastructure specifications and incorporates the latest green building technologies to ensure compliance with environmental standards. The facility will rely on renewable resources for power generation and has been designed to conserve energy through eliminating waste and using low consumption LED lighting systems.

LogiPoint clients at Warehousing Village V will experience enhanced speed and agility in their logistics operations because of innovative and intuitive design, which also allows the use of the latest docking equipment, including dock-levelers with integrated dock shelters. LogiPoint promises constant care to clients through adherence to stringent LogiPoint QHSSE policies and providing cutting-edge technological support ensured via an Integrated IT System, 24/7 CCTV, and modern fire and safety systems.

This facility promises to be an excellent addition to the Jeddah Islamic Port Logistics infrastructure. It will further strengthen Jeddah’s credentials as an international logistics hub equipped to serve the full spectrum of Logistics and Supply Chain clients.