DP World has launched its state-of-the-art 3,80,000 sq ft warehouse in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra’s Thane district. The facility is fully compliant for the storage and handling of chemicals along with non-chemicals and has commenced operations. This new facility elevates DP World’s warehousing capability to 5+ million sq. ft. of warehousing space PAN India.
A partition divides the entire warehouse into two sections. One spans 1,90,000 sqft and is specially designed for hazardous chemical storage, complete with heavy-duty G+8 level racking and state-of-the-art very early smoke detection apparatus (VESDA). This adaptable section offers an impressive capacity of 20,000 pallet positions for the normal temperature zone, along with an additional 1,000 pallet positions for the 20 to 25-degree temperature-controlled area, which can be further expanded when needed. The second section covers 1,50,000sqft and is dedicated to non-chemical storage. Additionally, the warehouse includes a 40,000 sq. ft. separate area featuring two distinct cold storage rooms.
The new facility provides comprehensive safety features throughout the premises. This also includes a Chill temperature-controlled area, maintained at 20° to 25°C, for Pharma, Food Reagents, etc. Additionally, there are fireproof partitions, a dedicated firewater system, a spill containment pit, and Rockwool insulation on the roof. To enhance air quality and promote employee well-being, the facility utilizes High-Volume Low-Speed Fans (HVLS) for efficient air circulation. Furthermore, as a sustainability initiative, the facility is equipped with a solar system.
The facility’s two-sided Docking system reduces the picking path whereas a Safety Lifeline system ensures driver safety while removing tarpaulin from trucks. The facility also features an extended canopy area of over 5 meters, ensuring smooth loading and unloading of vehicles across all seasons.
Commenting on this opening, Anoop Chauhan, Head - Contract Logistics & Cold Chain Solutions DP World, Subcontinent said, “At DP World, we are constantly working towards building a seamless multi-modal network. The addition of the state-of-the-art warehouse in Bhiwandi in the DP World network will not only expand our robust infrastructure but will also enable us to aid our customers in achieving greater connectivity between global and domestic markets.”
Speaking on the occasion, Yogesh Shevade, JLL, Head Logistics & Industrial, India said, “Congratulations to DP World on the inauguration of their advanced warehouse, spanning over 380,000 sqft in Vadape-Bhiwandi, Mumbai. This strategically located facility, situated on the Mumbai-Nashik Highway boasts a remarkable height that allows for the utilization of ~ 1.20 crore cubic feet, accompanied by a roof designed for solar load enablement. This cutting-edge warehouse exemplifies DP World's commitment to innovation and signifies its ambition to redefine the logistics landscape in India. JLL is delighted to have served as the exclusive advisor for this transaction”.
The new warehouse will further strengthen Bhiwandi’s position as one of Asia’s largest warehousing hubs by providing cold store solutions in the region. It will benefit the agriculture, pharmaceuticals, EV, and chemicals traders in and around the region. Furthermore, with DP World’s strong multimodal logistics network and capabilities to offer end-to-end supply chain solutions, the customers will be able to access export markets and seamless connectivity across the globe.