Qatar’s GWC seals supply chain management deal with European firm Ponticelli

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
  • Follow author on
Representational Image

Qatar’s leading logistics provider, Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) has signed an agreement with Ponticelli Frères Group to handle the freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and transport for Ponticelli in the country for three years.

The Ponticelli Frères is one of the main European service providers for companies in the energy, petrochemical and chemical, life sciences, and defense sectors.

Mr. Ranjeev Menon, Group CEO of GWC commented that, “GWC takes every action to enable oil and gas operations in the State of Qatar by offering unparalleled scale and efficiency ensuring that all the diverse logistics needs of the oil and gas industry are met with the highest grade of professionalism. We are proud to have gained the trust of Ponticelli to carry out their increasing requirements in the State of Qatar.”

GWC is an accredited Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) from Qatar’s General Authority of Customs.

According to GWC, “It started by providing onshore operations, breakbulk handling, heavy equipment transportation, warehousing, customs clearance, and freight forwarding. The company’s infrastructure has since grown to include open yards for pipe laydowns, chemical and hazmat storage, and overhead cranes for repair and refurbishment.”

On the strategic deal, Ponticelli Frères Group Qatar Country Manager Mr. Charles CAIA said that, “GWC’s track record of reliable delivery and commitment to international standards is a matter of utmost importance for us. With this agreement, we are sure to enhance the speed of delivery and efficiency of operations for both Ponticelli and our customers in the State of Qatar.”

Earlier this year, GWC has been awarded “the Best Customs Brokerage Company” by the General Authority of Customs, for the second time, for its dedication and outstanding performance in providing customs clearance services.

Related: AD Ports inks Head of Terms Agreement with Uzbekistan’s Enter Engineering