The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports and the Middle East’s largest industrial zone unveils a new dedicated Truck Plaza, including refueling and rest facilities which would be the biggest of its kind in the region.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place in the presence of Ahmed Al Shamsi, Acting CEO of Adnoc Distribution, and Samir Chaturvedi, CEO of KIZAD.
The plaza, comprising an expanse of more than 87,000 sq meters, roughly equal to 12 football fields, will feed to the needs of workers and guests at KIZAD’s growing industrial zone. It will involve a first-of-its-kind exclusive Adnoc Distribution service station for trucks, comprising two main canopies and six diesel bay canopies, and a community center with 275 shaded truck, bus and car parking spaces. It will also have several retail outlets, including a convenience store, restaurants, a car care service, and a mosque. The initiative is a vital step forward in giving truck drivers and workers within KIZAD with refueling and rest facilities.
“KIZAD Truck Plaza is another important milestone in realizing KIZAD’s vision to support all of its customers and the community across Abu Dhabi’s industrial and logistics supply chain. We are confident that integrated facilities at the Truck Plaza will ultimately improve the quality of lives of the broader industrial zone community.
“Undertaking this new development and collaborating with ADNOC reflects our commitment towards enhancing KIZAD’s attractiveness for both local and global investors. Additionally, this is part of our journey to support the lives of our bourgeoning population of tenants, workers, and residents.” Ahmed Al Shamsi, Acting CEO, Adnoc Distribution, said: “We are delighted to be part of this development and collaborate with KIZAD to create best-in-class infrastructure and facilities that support this community. This dedicated service station will be an important milestone in our journey as we continue to drive the sustainable economic vision of the UAE and keep our essential customers moving.” The truck plaza will include a restaurant for heavy-duty vehicle drivers, a convenience store, four additional quick-service restaurant outlets, as well as lube and vehicle washing services. The plaza will also include two utility buildings and has provision for a 1000 square meter mosque. Follow on enhancements to the truck plaza may include a dedicated overnight rest area for drivers and additional comfort facilities.
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The KIZAD Truck Plaza is the newest in a string of recent developments declared by the Middle East’s largest industrial zone to satisfy increasing customer demand. These cover the expected delivery of pre-built modular warehousing units at KIZAD Logistics Park (KLP) Phase 3, which is over 45,730 square meters, during the summer of 2020. With several units already pre-booked by businesses for up to 30 years, plans are advancing to facilitate the launch and development of additional phases of the Logistics Park, which is anticipated to come online by the end of 2020.
Instituted in 2006, Abu Dhabi Ports is a global trade enabler based in the capital of the United Arab Emirates. It is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with an assorted collection of dominant enterprises traversing key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.
Abu Dhabi Ports is the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, transport, and trade, bridging Abu Dhabi with the world. Abu Dhabi Ports owns and manages 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea.
Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), the biggest subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports is an integrated trade, logistics, and industrial hub, with the marquee, deep water Khalifa Port as its maritime gateway.
Additional subsidiaries of Abu Dhabi Ports are Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN), Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy, Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal and Fujairah Terminal.