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Tue 1 May 2007 12:45 PM

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Aramex upgrades Saudi trucking network

Aramex has upgraded its trucking network in Saudi Arabia by investing in a fleet of 50ft vehicles.

Aramex has upgraded its trucking network in Saudi Arabia by investing in a fleet of 50ft vehicles. The logistics company has purchased a total of 12 vehicles to be used for daily journeys between Damman, Riyadh and Jeddah, covering Aramex's three main hubs in Saudi Arabia's Eastern, Central and Western regions.

"Through our improved trucking network, we have secured our position in the industry as the provider of choice for landfreight in the Kingdom, offering secure, cost effective and timely delivery of domestic shipments," said Hussam Baraqouni, country manager of Aramex in Saudi Arabia.

"Saudi Arabia is a central part of the Aramex network. We provide customised transportation solutions to a wide range of clients in sectors such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, fashion retail and the automotive industry," he added.

The vehicles include onboard GPRS equipment, allowing customers to track their shipments from collection to delivery by logging onto the Aramex website for realtime updates. "By implementing this latest technology, we can sharpen our focus on timely delivery. The network will operate more effectively throughout the Kingdom," said Baraqouni.

Growing demand for logistics services in markets such as Saudi Arabia has resulted in increased profits for Aramex. The company has experienced 67% growth in revenues during the first quarter of 2007, compared to the same period in 2006, reaching an impressive US$108.6 million for the period ending 31st March 2007.

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