Thakral Gulf targets project cargo and FMCG logistics
Thakral Gulf will be attending Breakbulk Middle East 2019 for the networking and lead-generation opportunities that it offers, says Dr.Manmohan Singh Rehsi, CEO of Thakral Gulf.
“Our background has been in electronics. So the warehouse infrastructure we have in Jebel Ali is geared toward electronic and FMCG goods. But we also have a project cargo warehouse, where we’re able to store breakbulk cargoes directly from the truck in a covered facility,” he says.
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Thakral Gulf, part of the Singaporean Thakral Group, with offices in 24 countries employing 10,000 people, is located within Jebel Ali Freezone, ideally located near the port operations, customs and JAFZA officials’ offices.
The 3PL provider Thakral Gulf has recently expanded its warehouse space to 30,000sqm in anticipation of ongoing growth in the regional logistics sector.
“We’re setting ourselves apart through use of information technology, for example we have an integrated WMS wherein all activities in the warehouse can be tracked by the customer with reference to their inventory,” adds Rehsi.
Narayanan Gopalakrishan, general manager, Logistics & Supply Chain, Thakral Gulf, says that although the breakbulk sector has been soft during the past year or so, he expects it to pick up in the near future, especially with the activity around Expo 2020 preparations accelerating.
“Breakbulk and project cargo is a fast-growing sector for our business,” says Gopalakrishan. “The market has been challenging in terms of the variety of vessels and the soft market in Dubai, which means that centrally-located logistics companies like us, with a huge facility and location right next to the port, can benefit as end-users re-evaluate their contracts and logistics partners.”