UAE to lead MENA’s growth into USD 27 billion transport & logistics market by 2012

Published July 18th, 2010 - 07:21 GMT

The UAE, is the top trade logistics service provider in the Gulf region according to the World Bank’s latest Logistics Performance Index, will lead the Middle East’s growth into a USD 27 billion transport and logistics market by 2012. Rising foreign investment and supportive government policies in particular are expected to further boost transport and logistics activities in the Emirates and across the region within the next few years.


Transport and logistics are typically among the first sectors to benefit from global economic upswings. The UAE in particular stands to gain from this growth due to the country’s strategic geographic location that has allowed it to maintain more than 60 per cent share of the Middle East’s total import flows. The logistics department of Dulsco HR Solutions helps fill in the manpower requirement of both skilled and unskilled category when the peaks arise in demand, hence working with companies in partnership to achieve their targets.


Manpower outsourcing has gained a substantial following across the Middle East due to the unpredictable business conditions brought about by the global economic crisis. Outsourcing has enabled companies in the region to focus more on their core activities and reduce overhead without compromising on operational efficiency. In addition, it enables organizations to gain access to highly skilled talent who have relevant expertise and experience in the local market.


“Over the past few years the region’s logistics industry has remained highly resilient against the recession, so a stimulated global economy would definitely elevate demand for competent manpower in this dynamic field. At Dulsco we have a pool of skilled and unskilled workers and are able to deploy them on short notice to meet the workforce needs of the market. Trained manpower reserves are made available to perform specific logistics-related roles such as stevedoring, warehouse operations, baggage handling, tally clerks, drivers and equipment handling,” said Surjeet Singh, General Manager – Logistics, Dulsco HR Solutions.


Dulsco HR Solutions is an ISO 9001:2000-certified company that offers manpower outsourcing solutions to various industries. A potential base of highly trained and capable 5,000 employees is available to be outsourced on long and short term basis.


Logistics outsourcing is still relatively underdeveloped in the region compared to other parts of the world. In the Gulf, the sector presently accounts for an estimated 2.3 per cent of combined GDP and has the potential to achieve as much as 10 per cent annual growth. The UAE aims to capture a substantial portion of the region’s logistics market by leveraging opportunities along the regional and international logistics and supply chain, especially as it is hours away from thriving economies such as India and China.

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