By Andy Sambidge
Aramex, Zubair Corp sign agreement, first phase of new centre slated for 2011.
A new state-of-the-art logistics centre will be built in Oman as part of a new joint venture agreement between Aramex and the Zubair Corporation (Z-Corp).
The new facility situated in the Nasseem Gardens area of Barka, the first phase of which is due for completion in 2011, is strategically located, connecting important ports and regional logistic hubs.
The new venture will offer businesses in Oman integrated services such as warehousing and distribution, sea, air and ground transportation, freight forwarding and customs brokerage, Aramex said in a statement.
It will cater to a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, FMCG, military, retail and IT, the statement added.
Fadi Ghandour, founder and CEO, Aramex, said: “This agreement with the Zubair Corporation marks an important step towards expanding the range and depth of our services in Oman while expanding our supply-chain solutions network across the MENA.”
The move is part of Aramex’s strategy of partnering with prominent local companies, such as Zubair, to jointly expand its supply-chain solutions network across the GCC.