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Calipar launches logistics facility for health care.

Among first to run from Dubai World Central

Dubai Among the first to operate from Dubai World Central, Hellmann Calipar yesterday launched an $8 million (Dh29 million) logistics facility dedicated to the health care industry.

A joint venture between Hellmann Worldwide Logistics of Germany and Calipar Integrated Logistics of India, the 100 square foot facility at Dubai Logistics City will distribute pharmaceutical products to the Middle East, Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States.

Looking forward

As the cargo operations began from Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport this week, logistics companies look forward to operating in the proximity of Jebel Ali port, the airport, road network and in a few years a union railway, in what is expected to be the multi-modal transport hub for the worldAEs quickest movement of goods.

While more interest is expected from European pharmaceutical companies, the logistics operator has in place a distribution deal with Actavis, an Icelandic manufacturer, as well as three regional companies.

Huge interest

oWe have a huge interest in more clients. We are in talks with others and will finalise contracts with four to five clients in the next weeks or so,o said Madhav Kurup, regional managing director of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics.

It has set targets to utilise 60 per cent of the 9,000 palette positions in the first year of operation and hopes to achieve the targets as it looks for additional clients.

oOne customer can even take up the whole facility. ItAEs a quest of having one anchor client. In terms of capacity, weAEre not bothered,o he said.

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Date:Jun 30, 2010
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