Tours GWC’s logistics hub in Qatar’s Ras Bufontas Free Zone
Michael Codron, CEO, Bridgestone, was in Qatar recently to meet the GWC leadership and visit their Ras Bufontas Free Zone Regional Logistics Hub.
This visit comes at a time when Qatar’s dynamic US$ 7.5bn logistics sector is expanding with the country’s determination to become a global trading hub and also to attract the type of foreign direct investment that will take its logistical capabilities to the next level, a press communiqué stated.
Preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 has further raised Qatar’s logistics profile with massive investments in infrastructure, development of free zones and simplification of customs procedures and regulations.
GWC, the leading logistics provider and the Regional Supporter and Official Host Nation Logistics Provider for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is playing a significant role in building the logistics landscape in Qatar, which was discussed during Codron’s visit.
Codron was welcomed by Ranjeev Menon, GWC’s Group CEO, who updated him on his company’s performance and Bridgestone operations.
He was then given a tour of GWC’s logistics hub in Qatar’s Ras Bufontas Free Zone, which offers world class facilities, including temperature-controlled warehouses and frozen storage chambers, unmatched logistical and last mile delivery options to the aviation, pharmaceutical and events industries including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
“With a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, the logistics sector is determined to expand and grow making Qatar a global trading hub, a journey that GWC well positioned to lead, paving the way for international companies to take Qatar as a distribution hub in the region,” commented Codron.
“Partnerships like the one we have with Bridgestone provide us with the opportunity to further build on our suite of specialised logistics services,” remarked Menon. GWC signed an agreement with Bridgestone Aircraft Tire Europe, last year, entrusting GWC with the mandate to handle the supply chain management requirements for Bridgestone Aircraft Tires in Qatar for a period of five years.