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16 October, 2011

Al-Futtaim Logistics moves into the relocations business

Al-Futtaim Logistics has announced the establishment of an international moving and relocations division within its business operations.

"Expatriate employees are in need of relocation services both to and from the UAE and other GCC countries and just as Al-Futtaim Logistics provides solutions to the group for other logistics services, we have also developed relocations as a service to address this growing need," said Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Logistics, Tom Nauwelaerts.

"Our service is not limited to group activity and more than 50 per cent of our current relocations business is from third party non group customers," he continued.

According to Tom, the firm is well positioned to embark on this new venture, "The advantage that we enjoy as a logistics provider offering relocations services is the leverage we have on our existing warehousing space, trucks, freight buying rates, insurance and customs clearance.

This enables our relocations department to run cost effectively utilising shared assets and in turn gives us the ability to be very competitive in the market with our domestic and international relocations," he added.

Al-Futtaim Logistics has now joined several international relocation associations in Europe, United States and South Africa in order to benchmark against world best practice and latest developments.