Bahrain 'growth market' for DHL
Manama, April 30, 2012
Bahrain and the Middle East are key growth markets for DHL Express as the kingdom is a vital link in DHL's global network connecting 25 gateways to the rest of the world, said its top official.
"There is huge potential for growth and we are keen to further enhance our operations in the region in order to expand both our presence and capabilities to deliver simple logistics solutions," remarked DHL global chief executive Ken Allen who was on a visit to the kingdom recently to meet the country managers of the Mena markets to discuss the state of business in the region and opportunities for further growth.
The meeting comes as part of Allen's Middle East tour, which began with a visit to DHL Egypt.
"The Mena region is a rapidly changing and expanding market and is a vital link in DHL's global network," he stated.
"There is huge potential for growth and we are keen to further enhance our operations in the region in order to expand both our presence and capabilities to deliver simple logistics solutions."
"Our regional hub in Bahrain connects 25 gateways to the rest of the world, ensuring that our customers get the fast and efficient service that DHL provides," he added.
DHL Express currently operates in 19 markets across the Mena region including Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania.
The Mena region is one of the fastest growing markets in DHL's global network with over 5,500 employees.-TradeArabia News Service
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