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DWC restructures its free zone

Dubai World Central - one of Dubai's most strategically important infrastructure developments – has restructured its free zone to enhance the project's operation as the new airport draws close to commencing its cargo operations.

Dubai Logistics City – the world’s first truly integrated multi-modal logistics proposition – and DWC Aviation City have been brought together within one free zone unit, creating a powerful logistics and aviation component to support the world’s largest airport – DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport.

Michael Proffitt, earlier DLC’s CEO, has been appointed as Senior Advisor while Abdulla Al Qurashi has been tasked to head the free zone entity as its CEO.

“Proffitt has been instrumental in developing DLC from its inception in 2005 and raising it to a global scale in terms of its awareness,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai City of Aviation Corporation – Dubai World Central, Government of Dubai.

“His advisory position will enable him to focus on the next phase of DWC’s Free Zone plans as he also promotes the project internationally through his industry connections and his expertise.”

Proffitt caps a 28 year career in the logistics industry which has seen him hold senior positions with global logistics companies in the UK, Switzerland and Germany

Al Qurashi will manage and oversee all key operations of the project’s two vital logistics and aviation components through his 23 years experience in the logistics, free zones and technology sectors.