On the occasion of two years to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 countdown, Sheikh Abdulla bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor al-Thani, chairman of GWC, the Official Logistics Provider for the tournament, has commended the immense efforts of the nation towards the development and completion of the various infrastructure for the world’s largest single sport event, under a united and sustainable vision.
"In 2022, all eyes will turn to Qatar, and delivering a successful FIFA World Cup tournament will require the maximum application of our expertise and effort for an unprecedented tournament never before experienced in World Cup history," he explained in a statement yesterday. Logistics will play a significant role during the tournament, making GWC’s fully integrated world-class logistics solutions including sports and event logistics services, as well as warehousing, freight forwarding, transportation, IT, and fine art crucial to the smooth and efficient delivery of this world-class event. "We have every confidence that we will showcase to the world what Qatar is capable of in the fields of sports, culture, tourism, and beyond.”
On the full spectrum of logistics operations offered, he pointed out: “From venue management, broadcasting, and cold chain logistics, to shipping, customs clearance, warehousing, and distribution, down to the logistics management of merchandise, souvenirs, food, and beverage – all details, large and small, will require end-to-end tracking and execution, from point of entry to point of use, in addition to highly coordinated reverse logistics.
GWC offers this multitude of services with over 3mn sqm of integrated logistics infrastructure, a global freight forwarding network, more than 1,200 specialised transportation vehicles, best in class IT solutions, comprehensive tracking systems, and highly competent team of professionals with unrivalled access to the stadiums as the Official Logistics Provider for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. "We take this national mandate very seriously, and our highly developed logistics infrastructure and host of services have fully prepared us for this undertaking, and we continue to develop and improve in order to ensure the successful actualisation of another milestone of Qatar’s national vision,” added the GWC chairman.
GWC at a glance
Official Logistics Provider for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. As much as 3.84mn sqm logistics footprint in Qatar – and expanding – with over 250,000 pallet locations.
Logistics Park Presence in Qatar: Logistics Village Qatar (LVQ) 1mn sqm. GWC’s strategically positioned, LVQ offers the most comprehensive supply chain solutions that has been globally recognised. Organised, structured, integrated, IT-enabled and ‘ready-to-go’, LVQ was conceived and developed on a scale that has set new benchmarks in logistics infrastructure. Its proximity to every point of entry in the country makes it the ideal launching point for its sports and events logistics operations.
Bu Sulba Warehousing Park -- 500,000sqm. The first of the country’s private-public partnerships to bear fruit, the hub offers scalable storage solutions, while clients may make use of GWC's professional consultancy on the best warehousing practices.
Bu Fesseela Warehousing Park -- 500,000sqm, Ras Laffan Industrial City -- 260,000sqm, Messaieed Industrial City -- 60,000sqm, Ras Abu Fontas -- 20,000sqm, and Al Wukair Warehousing Park -- 1.5mn sqm (Under Development).
GWC Al Wukair Logistics Park is dedicated to logistics and light industry infrastructure needed for the success of micro, small, medium, and large enterprises alike, set to be delivered before the start of the tournament.
GWC has a fleet of 1,200 trucks, trailers, and specialised transport vehicles, more than 2,600 employees specialised in all logistics fields, and 19 locations in Qatar and the region, serving over 1,500 clients.
Distance of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 stadiums to closest GWC established site: Al Bayt-GWC Ras Laffan- 20km; Al Rayyan- GWC Industrial Area- 29km; Al Thumama-GWC Industrial Area- 16km; Al Janoub- GWC Industrial Area-14km; Al Janoub-GWC Messaieed- 20km; Education City- Bu Fesseela Warehousing Park- 13km; Khalifa International- GWC Industrial Area-14km; Lusail- Bu Fesseela Warehousing Park-5km; and Ras Abu Aboud-GWC Industrial Area, 27km.