APM Terminals has teamed with with local Jordanian partner Kawar Group to officially open the expanded Aqaba Logistics Village, marking it with a formal ceremony attended by Jordanian Prime Minister His Excellency Abdullah Ensour, the Minister of Transport His Excellency Ayman Hatahet and Chief Commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone, His Excellency Hani Mulki.
The newly completed ALV Phase 2 facility includes 13,000m2 of multi-purpose warehousing alongside 40,000m2 of open yard. ALV Phase 2 has been designed to allow the flexibility of handling a wide variety of cargoes as regional and international trading patterns continue to evolve in the Middle East.
Aqaba Logistics Village CEO Hakam Abul Feilat said: “This modern multi-purpose facility represents a new step for the Port of Aqaba and the Kingdom of Jordan as we continue toward our goal of becoming an essential regional commercial and logistics hub. Our upgraded services and capabilities will help to create an efficient, economical and reliable supply chain for importers and distributors in Jordan, the Levant and inland points in the Middle East.”
Indeed, over the past three years distribution services at ALV have been increasing by over 40 per cent annually.
The new open yards will be used for storing containers, cars, timber and project cargo moving through the port.
ALV’s two distribution centre warehouses are located in close proximity to Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), which is a joint venture between APM Terminals and the Aqaba Development Corporation, and is managed by APM Terminals. The new facilities will focus on light manufacturing, including, garments and processing aid supplies alongside other goods moving in transit to Iraq.