APL Logistics expands footprint in Middle East
Dubai, 04 Jul 2011
Global supply chain leader APL Logistics said today it has extended its Middle East footprint following two agency appointments in the region:
- Iraq Transcontinental Shipping Co. in Iraq; and
- Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping Co. W.L.L. in Kuwait.
Customers in industries such as automotive, retail, apparel, electronics, high-tech, consumer packaged goods, consumer durables, heavy equipment and industrial will be able to tap APL Logistics’ services through the appointed agencies’ offices in Basrah, Bagdad and Umm Qasr in Iraq as well as Ardiya in Kuwait. APL Logistics’ full suite of services will be offered, including supply chain design and engineering, international logistics, warehousing and domestic distribution, project cargo solutions and IT solutions.
“The combination of APL Logistics’ global supply chain expertise and systems with the agents’ local network and market understanding offers a strong value proposition to global customers looking to do business in Iraq and Kuwait,” said Joseph Lee, APL Logistics’ Managing Director for Middle East. “The agency arrangement supplements our existing office network across United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and multiple other locations across the African continent.”
Boon Lee LUR
Telephone: (65) 6371 5526
APL Logistics provides international, integrated supply chain services in more than 50 countries, including both origin and destination services such as freight consolidation, warehousing and distribution management. It uses innovative IT for maximum supply chain visibility and control. APL Logistics is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global cargo transportation and logistics company.
About Iraq Transcontinental Shipping Co.
Iraq Transcontinental Shipping Co. has been playing an active role in Iraq since 2003, offering in-house services in customs clearance, domestic warehousing and distribution.
About Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping Co. W.L.L.
Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping Co. W.L.L. is an ISO9001 certified company established in Kuwait since 1977. It offers a wide range of logistics and transportation services, and is particularly strong in providing flexible warehousing and distribution solutions.