Milaha, a Qatar-based maritime and logistics
conglomerate, has inaugurated Phase 1 of the 400,000 sqm Milaha Logistics City,
with a 35,000 sqm warehousing facility dedicated to temperature-controlled
cargo. The new facility marks Milaha’s entry into cold chain solutions, and
will cater to the food industry, pharmaceuticals, and other fast-moving
consumer goods (FMCG).
The facility is divided into a frozen storage area, a
chilled storage area, and a temperature-controlled storage area, ranging from
-22° to +22° Celsius. The facility uses state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly
technology, which earned it a sustainability award at theGulf Organisation for
Research and Development (GORD)summit recently held in Qatar. The new facility
is also one of the highest in Qatar with 22 meters which allows more storage
per sqm than many existing facilities in Qatar.
Milaha’s President and CEO Mr. Abdulrahman Essa
Al-Mannai said: “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 forlogistics growth in Qatar.
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.”
For his part, Milaha’s VP-Logistics Mr. Mazen Kloub
are already seeing a tremendous response to the new facility, which is ideally
located on the orbital road with close proximity to Qatar’smain airport and commercial
seaport, and offers quick, easy access to Doha and beyond. We look forward to
working with our clients and partners to help
them seize the opportunities that this facility will enable.”
The 35,000 sqm warehousing facility is the initial
phase of a larger development which also includes other specialized warehousing
options that aimed at providing Milaha’s clients with advanced supply chain
solutions. 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.
The company was
established in July 1957 as the first public shareholding company registered in
Qatar and holds commercial registration no. 1.
Milaha’s current activities include marine transportation in gas,
petroleum products, containers and bulk; offshore support services; port
management and operations; logistics services; shipyard; trading agencies; real
estate investments; and asset management.