Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Milaha opens first phase of Logistics City

Steve Rogerson
March 14, 2018



Qatar-based supply chain company Milaha has inaugurated the first phase of its 400,000m2 Logistics City, with a 35,000m2 warehousing facility dedicated to temperature-controlled cargo. The facility marks the company’s entry into cold chain services, and will cater to the food industry, pharmaceuticals and other fast-moving consumer goods.
 
The facility is divided into a frozen storage area, a chilled storage area and a temperature-controlled storage area, ranging from -22° to +22°C. The facility uses environmentally friendly technology, which earned it a sustainability award at the Gulf Organisation for Research & Development summit recently held in Qatar. The facility is also one of the highest in Qatar at 22 metres, which allows more storage per square metre than many existing facilities in the country.
 
“Milaha Logistics City is a significant investment on our part in Qatar’s supply chain infrastructure and, in particular, cold chain capabilities, and we expect it to be a key enabler for logistics growth in Qatar,” said Milaha’s president and CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai. “We want to give our clients more sophisticated options to access the local market. This new service offering will further strengthen Qatar’s position as a leading maritime and logistics hub as well as our own position as a national and regional supply chain partner.”
 
The 35,000m2 warehousing facility is the initial phase of a larger development that also includes other specialised warehousing options that aim at providing Milaha’s clients with advanced supply chain services. The construction of the project was managed by Milaha’s real estate arm, Milaha Capital, which ensured that the development adopted and complied with the highest international standards in safety, security and technology.
 
“We are already seeing a tremendous response to the new facility, which is ideally located on the orbital road with close proximity to Qatar’s main airport and commercial seaport, and offers quick, easy access to Doha and beyond,” said Mazen Kloub, Milaha’s VP of logistics. “We look forward to working with our clients and partners to help them seize the opportunities that this facility will enable.”