Logistics firm GWC opens new hub in Qatar’s Ras Bufontas Free Zone

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Qatar’s Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) HE Ahmad bin Mohammed Al Sayed has presented the newest regional hub for Gulf Warehousing Company (DWC) to the nation last week. 

DWC is the leading logistics provider and the authorized service contractor of US-based package delivery and supply chain management company United Parcel Service (UPS).

Unveiled at a ceremony conducted on December 31, the DWC’s facility located in Ras Bufontas Free Zone will be the first by a logistics firm in the new free zone.

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HE Ahmad bin Mohammed Al Sayed
Qatar’s Minister of State
Chairman – QFZA

“We welcome the establishment of the main regional hub of GWC and UPS Customer Center in Ras Bufontas Free Zone. This relationship represents the important role that QFZ plays in bolstering supply chains and strengthening Qatar’s position as a global hub for trade. The Free Zones have one of the region’s most advanced digital and logistical ecosystems and the infrastructure present here offers a platform that provides a globally competitive edge for our investors across its key sectors. We aim to attract companies like GWC and UPS that contribute to creating an attractive economic environment for investments while providing all means to ensure the smooth-running of businesses.”

Speaking on the occasion, GWC Chairman Sheikh Abdulla bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani remarked that, “GWC is constantly investing and adapting to respond to the needs and changes of the market. This milestone represents the first logistics company to operate out of Qatar Free Zones. We are demonstrating once again just what Qatar is capable of, and supporting local and international industry with their supply chain needs as they develop and expand their investments in the region.”

Certified GSAS1 for its energy and water-saving technology, the new hub offers freight, customs clearance, frozen/chilled/climatized storage, transportation along with the firm’s advanced IT infrastructure.