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Kale, Khimji Ramdas partner to accelerate trade facilitation

MUSCAT, November 21, 2019

Kale Logistics Solutions, a trusted, global IT Logistics partner for Fortune 500 companies, has partnered with Khimji Ramdas, Information & Technology Division (KICT) to accelerate trade facilitation and strengthen its position in Oman.

KICT is a part of the Khimji Ramdas Group (KR) an established business conglomerate in Oman for over 149 years.

KICT is a leading system integrator and service provider having five main business verticals viz; IT & cloud infrastructure, information security, IT managed services, digital transformation and telecom projects.

KICT and Kale Logistics Solutions will invest in developing new offerings to spur more value for clients in the Logistics industry, with resources that help enterprises and community better understand and monitor processes in real-time with technology, said a statement.

The alliance connects digital and process expertise in a blend of end-to-end services including marketing, sales, sourcing and procurement with Kale's most advanced community platforms. They will also jointly capitalise on opportunities to leverage their respective strengths, it said.

With Oman slated to become a key Logistics hub for the Middle East region. The sultanate envisions to become a global logistics hub by 2040 targeting the sector's GDP contribution to rise to RO3 billion ($7.79 billion) in 2020 and RO14 billion ($36.37 billion) by 2040. The logistics sector in Oman has been playing a key role in diversification of the economy and contributing to employment and investment.

Meenal Madavi, business head - Khimji Ramdas, said: “Our partnership with Kale Logistics Solutions marks an important milestone for Khimji Ramdas - ICT.”

“We want to ensure we lead the way in meeting the needs and expectations of all our customers in the future, and become an even more innovative, progressive, well-run business. We believe this partnership model is absolutely the right approach. We hope to leverage the power of digital technologies to strengthen our customer base, and support continuous innovation,” Madavi added.

Vineet Malhotra, director, Kale Logistics Solutions, said: “We are delighted to partner with Khimji Ramdas, Information & Technology.”

“Oman's strategic location linking the East and the West, as well as being on the route for trade centres in the GCC, India, China, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, the future is strong for the logistics sector,” he said.

“Inking this partnership comes at a right time when the Logistics industry is looking forward to digital transformation in Oman. With KICT’s extensive industry experience, we are keenly looking forward to a symbiotic association with them that forwards both our commitments in Trade Facilitation and Digitalization of the global Logistics industry,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service


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