Tandem Global Logistics Network announced today that it is further improving its coverage in the Middle East. The Kuwait partner Al-Rashed International Shipping Co.’s office in Iraq has become the latest addition to Tandem’s network. In Saudi Arabia, the network’s 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 the network successfully in Kuwait since 2009. Al-Rashed International Shipping Co. is Kuwait’s largest shipping and logistics company with operations across Kuwait, Iraq, and other countries in the region.
Tandem is able to expand global coverage by appointing Al Rashed’s office in Iraq as the exclusive partner in the country. 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. With the new partner, Tandem can offer access to the Iraqi market and all of these facilities.
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 sqm (110,000 sq. ft.) ambient temperature controlled facility built on a 100,000 sqm (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 sqm (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 businesses in this important region to the rest of the world.”