GWC launches new equestrian logistics division

GWC Equestrian will be an end-to-end solution, transporting horses and their related assets.
Photo for illustrative purposes only. Photo credit: MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images.
Photo for illustrative purposes only. Photo credit: MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images.

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Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) has announced that the company will perform equestrian logistics projects in Qatar in line with its vision to become the most sought after third party logistics provider in Qatar, and the wider GCC.

GWC Equestrian will be an end-to-end solution, transporting horses and their related assets by land and air, as well as offering all related value added services.

Among these services will be international airfreight service for the movement of all types and breeds of horses worldwide, quarantine and supervisory services, supervision of customs clearance and tarmac supervision, aircraft charter services, as well as consultancy for the movement of horses.

“Horses are very near and dear to Arab culture, and hence the solutions we offer must take all sensitivities into account. GWC has been the industry leader offering comprehensive logistics solutions for many years, which we will put to the service of providing equestrian logistics,” said Gulf Warehousing Company chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al-Thani.

Most recently, GWC provided logistics support during the transport of 128 horses for the CHI AL SHAQAB international event, with the horses divided among those performing at the vaulting, dressage, show jumping, and para-dressage events.

The horses arrived from 20 European countries, traveling first to Amsterdam as a central hub. GWC had full ground teams in both Amsterdam and Doha, handling the export and import into and out of Qatar, providing a veterinarian or a veterinarian’s assistant and a professional air groom per flight to accompany horses on board the flight, and tarmac supervision on departure and arrival.

The company worked closely with the Qatar Ministry of Environment’s veterinary affairs department to ensure all processes complied with the highest standards of bio-security at all times.

“As Qatar is on its way to become a world leader in equestrian sports, and considering the efforts and the passions of Qatar Foundation to continuously establish AL SHAQAB, we look forward to completing such projects again in the future,” added Sheikh Abdullah bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al-Thani.

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