The Logistics Cities division is responsible for the management of Sharjah Inland Container Depot (SICD) and the development and management of Logistics Cities.
Sharjah inland Container Depot was opened in April 2004. It is strategically situated on the edge of Sharjah city next to the Dubai border and between the outer Dubai bypass road and the Emirates highway with easy access to the Sharjah industrial areas and direct links to the East Coast and other industrial areas of the UAE. All Sharjah and Northern Emirates containers from K.C.T. (Khorfakkan Container Terminal) are received at and distributed from SICD.
The SICD is constructed to the highest standards containing offices, warehousing, L.C.L. facilities, workshops and a Container Repair facility. The depot covers an area of 150,000 square meters and is capable of stacking 18,000 TEU’s and also has 200 reefer points. The facility is equipped with the latest technology, advanced mobile container handling equipment and controlled by a state-of-the-art, sub-second response computer system resulting in quicker delivery times to our customers. To enable the depot to be a one stop shop there are customs and health facilities on site, as well as agency offices of the major shipping lines. Therefore, processing the clearance and receipt or dispatch of cargo through the terminal could not be easier.
The first phase of the SICD expansion plan already has eleven warehouses providing over 90,000 square feet of secure, insulated covered storage in place. Twelve more were completed in October 2009 with a further twelve ready in quarter two 2010.
Momentum has also embarked upon the creation and development of ‘International Logistics City’ a 700,000 m2 development located in Al Saja’a, Sharjah. The city will be MOMENTUM’s flagship project and will house warehouses, distribution centers, a transportation park, a container freight station, a container repair workshop, offices, personnel accommodation blocks and a food court.
One of the key advantages of International Logistics City is its location, the site is situated within 2 minutes of the new E611 (Dubai Bypass road) providing an excellent and efficient gateway to service the entire UAE. In addition the site is within 15 minutes of both Sharjah International Airport and the Sharjah Inland Container Depot. Customers will not only have the opportunity to lease warehouses and offices but also the flexibility to rent land for the construction of purpose built distribution centres. International Logistics City will also become home to Momentum’s first 25,000m2 distribution centre that will employ state of the art technology.
Work is well underway to prepare the (Greenfield) site for development with levelling and access road preparation already completed.