DB Schenker sets up joint venture in Oman in partnership with Khimji Ramdas

DB Schenker, the global integrated logistics services provider today announced its joint venture (JV) partnership with its long time ally in Oman – Khimji Ramdas. The new joint venture company Schenker Khimji`s L.L.C. will provide logistic solutions in the fields of Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Land Transport, Warehousing and Supply Chain Management.

The new company will be an important new entity within DB Schenker’s worldwide network and will strengthen the Group’s aim to provide its customers with integrated logistics services worlwide.

The agreement between DB Schenker and Khimji Ramdas was sealed during the DB Schenker NMEA (Near Middle East and Africa) Conference 2011, held in Oman in October.

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Pankaj Khimji, Director, Khimji Ramdas and Peter Glatz, CEO Region NME/A, Schenker Middel East FZE signed the agreement. Dr. Thomas Lieb, CEO, Schenker AG, Oliver Kluge, CFO Region NME/A, Schenker Middle East FZE, Martin Hackl, CEO of the new entity Schenker Khimji’s LLC and M.C. Jose CEO Projects & Logistics Group of Khimji Ramdas were also present at the occasion.

Schenker Khimji`s L.L.C. will offer its customers a single point of contact within Oman for the logistics requirements and will help connect with their suppliers and customers around the globe.

M.C. Jose, CEO, Khimji Ramdas Projects and Logistics Group said, “We have been in discussion with DB Schenker on this JV for over five years. We are glad to have one of the leading global brands to associate with for providing first-class total logistic services to the Oman market. We see the market growing steadily with new ports and airports being established in different regions. This JV parthership will enhance our position in theGCC┬áregion and it’s an important association for Khimji Ramdas moving forward. Furthermore our business focus now will also extend to Project Cargo, Aeroparts, Cultural and Sports Events, he added.”

DB Schenker is the transportation and logistics arm of Deutsche Bahn (DB) and has over 91,000 employees in 130 countries and at one of the topmost positions worldwide in the industry.