Tandem Global extends Middle Eastern network

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Tandem Global Logistics Network has extended its Middle Eastern network with an exclusive partner in Iraq and a new facility in Saudi Arabia.

The Iraqi office of Kuwait partner Al-Rashed International Shipping Company has joined the network, and is Kuwait’s largest shipping and logistics company with operations across Kuwait, Iraq and other countries in the region.

The family owned company, which has represented the network in Kuwait since 2009, 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 office in Iraq serves international clients and local traders, offering services including port/shipping agency, liner agency, heavy lift handling, feeder operations, break bulk shipments, air charter, air freight, NVOCC and logistics.

Tandem board member Kanoo Logistics – a business group of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group has opened a new warehouse near King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam.

The warehouse is a 10,000 square metre ambient temperature controlled facility built on a 100,000 square metre area with approximately 10,000 pallet spaces.

It offers CCTV indoor and outdoor, safety equipment including sprinklers and showers, and 5,000 square metres of parking space.

Kanoo is able to offer end-to-end logistics support services such as customs clearance, transport, value-added activities and freight forwarding.

Tandem Global Logistics Network managing director, Frits Schouffoer says: “We are confident that these developments create new opportunities for all of our 80 cooperative Tandem partners. Both the new partner and the new assets will contribute substantially to connecting businesses in this important region to the rest of the world.”