Tandem Global Logistics Network expands its coverage in the Middle East
Published October 23, 2018 in Network
Our network keeps growing: We are further improving our coverage in the Middle East. Our Kuwait partner Al-Rashed International Shipping Co.’s office in Iraq has become the latest addition to our network. In Saudi Arabia, our founding member Kanoo Logistics has just opened a new facility strengthening its warehousing capabilities in the port of Dammam.
A part of the group founded in 1911, long-term Tandem partner Al-Rashed International Shipping Co. is a family owned company and has been representing our network successfully in Kuwait since 2009. Therefore, it gave us great pleasure that we were able to expand our global coverage by appointing Al Rashed’s office in Iraq. Al-Rashed United Shipping Services has three main locations: a head office in Basra, a port office outside Umm Qasr Port, and a warehouse at the Khor Al Zubayr Free Zone. The branch in Iraq is as an extended arm of Al-Rashed International Shipping Company that serves international clients and local traders. The experienced team offers a full suite of services that include a port/shipping agency, liner agency, heavy lift handling capability, feeder operations, break bulk shipments, air charters, air freight, NVOCC, and logistics. We are very happy to offer access to the Iraqi market and all of these facilities with the help of our new colleagues.
More good news comes from Tandem member of the board Kanoo Logistics – a business group of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA) – which opened a new state of the art warehouse located near King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam. The century-old, family-owned company has been representing the Tandem network exclusively in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and The United Arab Emirates. The new warehouse is a 10,000 sq m (110,000 sq ft) ambient temperature controlled facility built on a 100,000 sq m (1.1 million sq ft) area with approximately 10,000 pallet spaces. It offers CCTV indoor and outdoor, the latest safety equipment including sprinklers and showers, and 5,000 sq m (54,000 sq ft) of parking space. In addition to storage, YBA Kanoo is able to provide end-to-end logistics support services such as customs clearance, transport, value added activities, and freight forwarding. The strategic location at the Port of Dammam is ideal to help customers grow their business in the region.
“We are confident that these developments create new opportunities for all of our 80 cooperative Tandem partners,” says Frits Schouffoer, Managing Director of Tandem Global Logistics Network. “Both the new partner and the new assets will contribute substantially to connecting business in this important region to the rest of the world!”
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