Global supply chain leader APL Logistics said it has extended its Middle East footprint following two agency appointments in the region:

  • Iraq Transcontinental Shipping Co. in Iraq;
  • Kuwait Transcontinental Shipping Co. W.L.L. in Kuwait.

Customers in industries such as automotive, retail, apparel, electronics, high-tech, consumer packaged goods, consumer durables, heavy equipment and industrial will be able to tap APL Logistics’ services through the appointed agencies’ offices in Basrah, Bagdad and Umm Qasr in Iraq as well as Ardiya in Kuwait.’ APL Logistics’ full suite of services will be offered, including supply chain design and engineering, international logistics, warehousing and domestic distribution, project cargo solutions and IT solutions.

‘The combination of APL Logistics’ global supply chain expertise and systems with the agents’ local network and market understanding offers a strong value proposition to global customers looking to do business in Iraq and Kuwait,’ said Joseph Lee, APL Logistics’ Managing Director for Middle East.’ ‘The agency arrangement supplements our existing office network across United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt and multiple other locations across the African continent.’