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Scan Global Logistics opens in Abu Dhabi, its second office in the UAE in less than a year

Sep 12, 2022

From left to right: Gennaro Moraca, Finance Director, UAE – Ayman Kabbara, Managing Director, UAE – Leslie Farnworth, General Manager, Abu Dhabi

On 1 September, only seven months after opening its first wholly owned operation in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the global logistics provider Scan Global Logistics (SGL) opened its second office in Abu Dhabi. Setting up business in the UAE capital, the fastest-growing international trade hub in the Middle East, is also a step towards enhancing SGL's presence in the economically flourishing region while expanding its global foothold.

Strategically located in the Abu Dhabi Airport Freezone, the new office is equipped with a dual license of a Freezone and a mainland company for offshore and onshore requirements. Located at the centre of the industrial zone close to the Khalifa seaport and the Etihad Cargo and International Airport, air and ocean customers will benefit from quick and easy freight handling, including expedited customs handling.


Operational 24/7/365
As the first logistics provider in Abu Dhabi, the new office is operational 24/7/365. For customers within verticals such as aid and relief or pharma often requiring urgent handling of shipments, the round-the-clock service hours enable fast customs clearance, even during night time.  

"By having customs close by, we can provide our air and ocean customers with fast inspections and efficient solutions in no time. Customs optimization can save considerable time and money and keep our customers' vital supply chain running smoothly," says Leslie Farnworth, General Manager, Abu Dhabi, who holds 23 years of experience in the industry.

He continues, elaborating on the power of proximity and collaboration with the Abu Dhabi office:

"Our proximity to import and export gateways enables us to provide speedy turnaround times, especially for our customers in the Abu Dhabi area. And, in close collaboration with our sister office, we can ensure smooth operations for customers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including land transportation to our neighbouring countries in the region." 


Logistics of tomorrow
SGL offers a range of tangible, low-emission solutions to help decarbonize their customers' supply chains. For example, customers worldwide can opt for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

"Sustainable logistics can provide customers a competitive edge. Therefore, we engage daily in helping our customers reduce their CO2 emissions, including long-term planning, allowing for choosing the most environmentally friendly modes of transport,” says Leslie Farnworth.

Ayman Kabbara, Managing Director, UAE, concludes:

"The opening of the Abu Dhabi office follows the trajectory of SGL's growth strategy, expanding our extensive, worldwide network, providing entrepreneurial logistics solutions to our global and regional customers. Our industry experts are handpicked within aerospace, pharma, aid & relief, retail, agriculture, and defense. Coupled with Abu Dhabi's logistical capabilities, connectivity, and strategic location as an important gateway to the African continent, Europe and Asia, we look forward to providing efficient logistics and helping uncomplicate our customers' world."

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