Al Madina Logistics plans expansion across Oman

Four more distribution centres planned to match new Barka hub.
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Logistics services provider Al Madina Logistics Services plans to set up a network of major warehousing and distribution centres in key cities across Oman, according to the Oman Daily Observer.

The new distribution centres are planned in Sohar, Nizwa, Salalah and Duqm. The facilities will be modeled on the lines of the company’s newly launched, state-of-the-art, flagship facility at Barka, currently ranked among the largest of its kind in the Sultanate.

“We plan to invest in developing modern distribution centres, based on the ‘third party logistics’ (3PL) concept, in these cities. The facilities will be constructed and brought into operation during 2012-2013 year,” said Mahmood Sakhi al Balushi, chief executive officer, speaking to the newspaper.

“We’re seeing the rapid growth of the warehousing industry, spurred by investments in real estate, shopping centres and the retail sector – all of which need modern warehousing to support merchandise-based businesses.”
 

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