(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development " Government of Dubai, has brought select third-party logistics, or 3PL, providers to its partnership network as part of extending world class, value added services and capabilities to exporters in Dubai.
"As a government facilitator of trade in Dubai, we are constantly seeking ways to provide value added third party services, such as Credit insurance, Product Certification etc. to exporters," said Eng Saad Al Awadi, chief executive officer of Dubai Exports.
"In 2011, our partners in product inspection, certification and testing directly facilitated our members in Dh50 million worth of exports through various value added services. In 2012, those exports reached nearly Dh130 million within the first eight months. We look forward to achieving greater successes with our new 3PL partners," added Al Awadi.
"Our focus in selecting our logistics partners is to have a balance between the local as well as international perspectives on Dubai as a regional hub. It will ensure our members have the right partners who understand their needs and help them grow their business."
The new 3PL partnership will be a significant addition to Dubai Exports' initiatives to promote exports and re-exports of local firms and facilitate their access to new markets. The service providers chosen by Dubai Exports as 3PL partners initially include Global Shipping & Logistics, or GSL, and BDP Global Project Logistics.
GSL is a leading 3PL provider, strategically located at Dubai Investments Park, from where it offers a wide portfolio of supply chain requirements including freight management, controlled warehousing, transportation, distribution and customised packaging.
"GSL's customer loyalty, extensive experience, quality, and integrated infrastructure have made the company the custodian of many premium global brands and multinational corporations. Through this partnership with Dubai Exports we aim to provide value added services to both manufacturers and traders seeking 3PL services, thereby facilitating their contribution to the nation's GDP," GSL CEO Khalid Al Shirawi said.
BDP, a part of the global group BDP International, serves global supply chains and leading industry sectors across 120 countries. Its services include transportation management, warehousing, distribution, freight forwarding, project logistics and customs clearance.
"We are highly appreciative and supportive of the efforts of Dubai Exports to promote economic growth. BDP brings to exporters in Dubai its global network, technology, local and global expertise and value addition through compliance and proactive approach," said Virendra Sehgal, managing director for the Gulf and Middle East.