CJ Logistics Builds Saudi Arabia’s First Dedicated eCommerce Global Distribution Center

- The country’s first eCommerce customized global distribution center will be completed in 2024.

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(From front left) Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services Dr. Rumaih Al Rumaih, CJ ICM Shareholder Fuat Miskavi, Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Commerce Dr. Eiman Al Mutairi, South Korea Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Park Joon-yong, iHerb COO Mriee Chang, CJ Logistics CEO Kang Sin-ho, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Commerce Dr. Majid Al Kasabi, Saudi General Authority for Civil Aviation CEO Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, CJ Logistics Global Business Unit CEO Kang Byoung-ku and ZATCA Vice Governor of Strategy and Development Abdullah Al Funtukh are taking a picture at the event. CJ Logistics, a leading provider of logistics solutions worldwide, announced plans to build a Global Distribution Center (GDC) in Saudi Arabia by 2024.

The GDC will be the first dedicated e-commerce logistics facility in Saudi Arabia. It will be located in Riyadh’s Special Integrated Logistics Zone, which was established by the Saudi Government at King Khalid International Airport to become a global logistics hub.

On May 10, the company had the business launching ceremony with the Saudi Arabian General Authority Civil Aviation (GACA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The proposed facility is a state-of-the-art logistics center with a gross floor area of 18,000 square meters and a daily throughput capacity of 15,000 boxes. It will serve as a forwarding base and hub for logistics in the region, connecting the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

CJ Logistics signed an eight-year long-term contract with iHerb before establishing the GDC. The new center will offer international delivery of iHerb products to the Middle East, one of the largest online retailers for health and wellness products. “The Saudi e-commerce market has the richest growth potential in the Middle East and the geographical advantage of connecting Africa and Europe,” said Kang Sin-ho, CEO of CJ Logistics. “We will spare no support for state-of-the-art logistics technology and infrastructure so that the GDC can become a logistics hub that leads the Middle East e-commerce market.”

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