Copenhagen-headquartered Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has opened its second office in Dubai, in just a month after launching its first office in the emirate.
The firm has had a commercial representation in Dubai for several years. However, with the new regulations allowing 100% foreign ownership in the UAE, the company grasped the opportunity to set up a full-fledged business platform benefitting both global and local customers with flows to and from the UAE.
“We have grown much faster than expected and still see exponential growth. To get even closer to our key customers, we will open our next office in Abu Dhabi in a few months, just as we expect to open a third office in Dubai,” says SGL Managing Director for the UAE Ayman Kabbara.
Lars Syberg, SGL Regional CEO for EMEA says, “The rapid growth has also paved the way for importing global talent from our global network to boost our operations. It enables us to keep offering customers the same level of service and attention that they have come to expect from SGL.”
Today, the international team in the Dubai office is represented by nine nationalities embracing the fact that everyone at SGL is global citizens.
“Our customers will gain direct access to our global network, and not least our best-in-class local know-how and experience,” Kabbara underlines.
SGL pursues an ambitious global growth strategy that includes plans to further expand across the EMEA region in a combination of greenfield and local acquisitions.
“Over the past two years, Scan Global Logistics has been active across multiple new markets, amongst others in the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Cambodia, France, South Africa, Togo, and Benin. With the help of our global legal and mergers and acquisitions teams, my team and I are reviewing all available options for expansion locally and in the region,” says Kabbara.
“We are in it for the long run.”
The long run also goes for SGL’s environmental effort. Here, the forward-looking company waves the flag of sustainability. In its latest sustainability report, 2021, SGL outlines new Sustainable Logistics services ranging from CO2 reporting tools to low-emission transport solutions and an end-to-end CO2 reduction concept to help the customers reduce their CO2 emissions regardless of the mode of transport.
“The message to our customers is that we can help them decrease their CO2 emissions. We believe it’s better for their business to start preparing, rather than waiting until stricter regulations force them,” adds Kabbara.
SGL recently announced a new low-emission solution to all airfreight customers with the potential to reduce their airfreight emissions by up to 80% by using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The initiative is part of a collaboration with Neste, the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel.
Recognising the critical part airfreight plays in modern supply chains, the flexible solution allows SGL’s customers to meet their CO2 reduction targets without compromising transit times, potentially affecting time-sensitive products.