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Doha: GWC (Q.P.S.C.), the leading provider of logistics and supply chain solutions in Qatar and the official logistics provider for the FIFA World Cup 2022 has plans in the pipeline for Qatar and the region in the current year according to GWC Group CEO Ranjeev Menon.
Speaking to The Peninsula yesterday he said the future for GWC is not confined only to Qatar but also the region which is a vast market for logistics and supply chain solutions.
“We are looking at expanding our operations across the region in the near future with our specialized end to end services,” Menon said being upbeat about the future of the global logistics provider.On the status of the company's logistics park presence in Qatar, around 450 units have been developed under phase one of the Al Wukair logistics park.
“Currently we are finalizing phase two which will comprise 850 units designed for micro, small and medium businesses in line with the economic diversification under the National Vision 2030 of Qatar,” Menon said.
GWC is an enabler of business startups and enterprises to come up with competitive pricing structures. The company enables and empowers SME business offering scalable solution to be successful enterprises.
GWC played a pivotal role in the success of the FIFA World Cup as the main logistics provider of the mega sporting event in Qatar.
“We handled all end to end services organizers, host country, hospitality, food and beverage, teams' and fans and the entire reverse logistics to ensure operations took place at international standards,” Menon said.
About the post world cup market for logistics and supply chain solution he said there has been a marginal slowdown of handling after the FIFA 2022. However, we are optimistic of a quick rebound of the market and the momentum regaining soon as there is direction for major infrastructure projects such as the North Field Expansion and the extension of the Hayya card which will attract more visitors to the state impacting positively on the retail and food and beverage sector.
Logistics involves everything starting from the movement of raw material from the factory to the port either air, sea or land to the warehouse to the last mile delivery. It entails providing end to end integration solutions.
At GWC we do this for all kinds of products and services ranging from oil and gas industry, hazardous products, F&B, furniture/dry goods, museums and even equestrian logistics which the company provided solutions at the recent horse racing in Qatar, he said adding that the success of hosting the world cup showed what Qatar could offer to the world.
Set up in 2004, GWC offers best in class logistics and supply chain services which comprise warehousing, distribution, freight forwarding, project logistics, sporting events and equestrian logistics solutions, fine art logistics, supply chain consulting services, transportation, records management, and local and international relocation services.