Aramex inaugurates Beirut free zone logistics centre
The Beirut Port Authority recently launched its new logistics free zone which houses facilities for key regional and international providers including Aramex (DFM: ARMX). Aramex unveiled its state-of-the-art logistics centre which will reinforce the company’s multimode solutions. The new centre will generate better transit times for the sea and land movement of goods from Europe and North Africa to the GCC and Levant countries.
Iyad Kamal, Aramex Chief Logistics Officer said, “Our new facility at the Beirut Port Free Zone is a one-stop-shop offering tax-free storage and warehousing in addition to our regular portfolio of services. Aramex’s logistics facility at the Beirut Port Free Zone covers one of the largest plots in the free zone, inclusive of a vaulted room and temperature controlled space for sensitive goods.”
Kamal added that Aramex is investing heavily in its logistics capacity across the network, specifically in the Middle East. “We have been at the forefront of growth in the regional logistics industry, developing to a supply chain management expert and ensuring the efficient flow of goods, warehousing, and distribution via our extensive network.
“Evidently the emerging free zones have had a tremendous impact on the development of the industry. They provide key locations for a host of international companies, warehousing facilities, and easy transport of incoming and outgoing goods at competitive rates.” said Kamal
Asma Abboud, Aramex Lebanon Manager, said: Asma Abboud, Aramex Lebanon Manager, said: “Aramex started operation in Lebanon since 1988 and employs more than 200 specialized staff members. As part of our ongoing investment in the local logistics and transportation industry, we have recently launched our Karantina Logistics Centre offering customers a variety of innovative logistics, warehousing and transportation solutions. The new facility at the Beirut Port Free Zone represents another key investment in the country and will lead to the recruitment of new logistics professionals”.
Aramex operates strategically located logistics facilities in Jebel Ali Free Zone in the UAE, Sahab Duty Free in Jordan, and others in Riyadh, Jeddah, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, India and Iran. The opening of the Beirut Free Zone facility is yet another element of the investment strategy for Aramex’s logistics infrastructure in the region. This includes the upgrade of existing facilities and the establishment of new centers such as the one at the Dubai Logistics City which will cover 240,000sq meters.