Gulf Warehousing Company, Qatar's leading logistics solution provider, has expanded its transportation capabilities in recent years to encompass specialized distribution services, typically for distributing goods to retail outlets and home deliveries on behalf of its warehousing customers.
GWC's transportation fleet currently boasts over 700 vehicles, out of which more than 60 vehicles service the distribution sector, comprised of smaller 3-7 ton dry and reefer box trucks, servicing over 500 retail outlets within Qatar as well as home deliveries. GWC Distribution services the food sector, consumer electronics, FMCG, cosmetics, as well as specialized services such as distribution of dangerous goods.
The fleet is managed by a dedicated distribution team through a command center where purpose-built IT systems allow route planning and live vehicle tracking of all vehicles.
GWC's procurement of additional vehicles is yet another step in the company's ongoing aggressive expansion plans within Qatar and the MENA region.
"We have made large strides in the distribution sector in the past couple of years", said Nader Hakim, GWC's director of contract logistics. "Our Distribution Service is not just the transportation of goods but we view it as an integrated service along with warehousing, where the services are interlinked by load planning from the warehouse to the appropriate vehicles. Our IT systems allow planning of loads in the multi-compartment vehicles each with a unique temperature setting, and the multi-drop routes are managed through our central command center taking in live data from the vehicles, monitoring delivery progress."
Hakim added "Our drivers are hand-picked and trained to handle deliveries to retail outlets including returns management, signing invoices and delivery notes, and ensuring proper documentation."
GWC is a publically traded company listed on Qatar Exchange.