* GWC is UPS’s 'Authorised Service Contractor' in Qatar
Following the recent launched of its logistics hub in Qatar’s Ras Bufontas Free Zone, GWC welcomed Scott Price, president, UPS International, reaffirming a long-lasting business relationship.
UPS’s leadership visit comes at a time when the nation is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for which GWC plays the role of ‘Regional Supporter and Official Logistics Provider’.
Price began his visit by taking a tour of the GWC Logistics Hub and UPS Customer Centre at the Ras Bufontas Free Zone. This facility with its world class infrastructure, including temperature-controlled warehouses and frozen storage chambers, offers unmatched logistical and last mile delivery options to the aviation, pharmaceutical and events industries including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Price met up with GWC chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Fahad al- Thani and Group CEO Ranjeev Menon to discuss the dynamic logistics sector in Qatar, the work being done by GWC and ways to collaborate in the future.
Speaking about the importance of the logistics sector for Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah remarked, “Qatar is becoming one of the fastest-growing markets worldwide for logistics and has become a favoured destination for international investors. Qatar is not only resolute about becoming a global trading hub, but it is also focused on attracting FDI that will take its logistical capabilities to the next level and GWC is primed to be a part of this journey. With our focus on digital transformation, innovation and sustainability we have been able to adapt to circumstances with agility and will continue to do so.”
Expanding on this thought, Menon said the “improving logistics environment has played a critical role” in making it increasingly easier to import and export goods to and from the state.
“As the transport and logistics sector continues to enjoy infrastructure investments and new projects, there could be more opportunities for the logistics sector. GWC is committed to making processes time-sensitive, quality-centred, customer-driven and efficiency-bound. This is where a partner like UPS gives us the opportunity to build trust, expand, and offer seamless services to our clients, especially the MSMEs”
He further commended the commitment shown by UPS in delivering Covid-19 vaccines. “At GWC, we recognise UPS’s smart global logistics network, its synchronised teamwork and expertise in healthcare logistics to deliver Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines in Qatar, which requires ultra-cold chain storage. In fact, their delivery of these vaccines by drones in the US or in Ghana is another feather in their near-perfect delivery service.”
Price also took a tour of the GWC’s flagship Logistics Village Qatar, which has set a new benchmark in logistics infrastructure.
Speaking about his visit and the partnership with GWC, Price said, “Through our relationship with GWC, UPS’s Authorised Service Contractor in Qatar, we are delivering what matters for businesses looking to export and grow, with sustainable solutions and our smart global logistics network. We have witnessed first-hand GWC’s logistic prowess and Qatar’s growing clout as an international trading hub. Working with GWC, we will help Qatar continue to develop and meet its changing needs as it grows within the global economy.”
UPS is one of the world’s largest package delivery companies providing a broad range of integrated logistics solutions for customers in more than 220 countries and territories.