AGL inks pulp and paper products partnership with AD Ports Group
Bremen-headquartered logistics services provider, Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with AD Ports Group, that will see Abu Dhabi transforming into a major hub for the development and distribution of pulp and paper products across the Middle East.
As per the agreement, the two parties will work closely to form and launch a transshipment hub dedicated to handling pulp and paper products, which will operate from Khalifa Port, AD Ports Group’s flagship port and a vital link connecting East and West trade.
Saif Al Mazrouei, CEO of Ports Cluster, AD Ports Group, said, “Today’s announcement marks a key milestone in Khalifa Port’s ongoing development to support the UAE’s industrialisation efforts, and is also the first step in what we see as Abu Dhabi’s transformation into a regional leader for pulp and paper products.
“The hub aims to address the changing needs of the global supply chain, both for pulp and paper producers and customers. In the first stage, expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2022, a total of 20,000 sqm of quayside warehousing will be established in Khalifa Port. From there, all kinds of forestry products will be distributed into the Gulf region and beyond,” he said.
Carsten Hellmers, CEO of Alexander Global Logistics GmbH, added that this project also signifies another important step in Alexander Global Logistics strategy to find and develop new and innovative alternatives to serve its customers with quality-oriented responses for their logistic needs, specially in times when the world is confronting unprecedented logistics challenges.