Berlin/Essen/Dubai, June 25, 2013 – DB Schenker continues to grow in the Middle East with the establishment of a new joint venture with its long-term global network partner Salem Freight International in Abu Dhabi.
After operating in Abu Dhabi for more than 20 years, Salem Freight International and its staff of 80 has been active in the market as Schenker Logistics LLC since 1st June, 2013. Farook AlZeer will extend his existing responsibilities to Managing Director of the new entity in addition to Managing Director of Schenker LLC in Dubai.
Customers will enjoy the benefits of DB Schenker’s global integrated network and products such Air & Ocean Freight, Contract Logistics, Projects, Oil & Gas and specialized Vertical Markets including the aerospace dedicated solution, DB SCHENKERaeroparts, essential to Abu Dhabi’s rapidly developing aviation sector.
“A major part of the world’s future growth will come from markets in Middle East and Africa,” outlined Peter Glatz, Regional Director Near Middle East / Africa, Schenker AG. “This is why we continue to strengthen our presence in the UAE, a strategic central location at the crossroads of important trading routes between East and West. We plan to further strengthen our network in this growing region.”
With 95,000 employees in over 2,000 locations in more than 130 countries, DB Schenker is close to the customer in all important economic regions of the world, with the United Arab Emirates hosting business entities in Dubai and now also in the capital Abu Dhabi. The DB Schenker Logistics Regional Head Office for Near Middle East/Africa is located in Dubai.
SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker