Despite some geopolitical turbulence in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, there are several factors at play that will contribute to economic growth in the region.
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 agenda indicates the country’s plans to become a global investment hub and capitalize on the potential for economic strength.
Preparations are well underway for the 2020 World Expo in Dubai. The event is expected to significantly boost the local logistics sector as large investments are being made to the local infrastructure.
Additionally, the news of the imposed Value Added Tax (VAT) in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) show the region’s projected economic growth to be promising.
To ride the wave of economic growth, companies in the region are hyper-focused on strengthening their core businesses and streamlining operations. As a result, logistics outsourcing is gaining momentum across the region.
Our operations are poised to serve customers in this region with unique service offerings. Specifically, our Projects and Oil & Gas expertise will support the dynamic needs of customers in these oil-rich regions.
We have also re-aligned our operations under a newly formed META (Middle East, Turkey, Africa) division to better support our customers - and accommodate our own growth. At the beginning of 2018, BDP opened new offices in Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya; an additional location in Cairo, Egypt; and strengthened our presence in the region with pre-existing locations in Turkey, Oman, Qatar, and Morocco. With no plans to slow down any time soon, we’ll be announcing two new office locations within the region later this year.
Despite our plans for continued growth, we remain committed to our ongoing pledge to current and new customers: delivering the best global logistics solutions. We will accomplish this through our dynamic solutions offering to customers, our industry-leading technology, our commitment to corporate social responsibility, and of course - operational excellence.