UAE tops GCC in logistics performance
Dubai, March 21, 2013
The UAE has been positioned ahead of all GCC countries in the recently published World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2012, said a senior official.
The UAE has been listed 17th in the overall LPI rankings, outranking other prominent countries such as Norway, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Italy and South Korea, added Frank Courtney, chief executive for EMEA region of Barloworld Logistics, a leading provider of logistics and supply chain management solutions.
“The LPI clearly positions UAE as the frontrunner in the entire GCC region with its superior logistics infrastructure and tightly integrated value-added services and amenities,” he said.
“The development of Dubai World Central, for instance, is a game-changing achievement that firmly establishes the UAE as a leading logistics hub, and a catalyst for the sustained growth of the regional logistics industry.”
“Our strategy is to complement the government’s proactive efforts to build world-class logistics infrastructure by focusing on delivering integrated smart supply chain solutions that empower businesses to move forward with their expansion plans in the region.
“The UAE continues to open exciting opportunities for logistics businesses to grow and expand, and we believe that Barloworld Logistics’ strategic investments over the years have strongly positioned the company to capitalize on the favorable market conditions,” Courtney concluded. – TradeArabia News Service
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