DGX opens first Middle East facility in Jordan
DGX-Dependable Global Express said Monday it has opened a new facility in Amman, Jordan, the freight forwarder’s first Middle East office.
The new office will provide logistics services to corporate, government and military customers, including ocean and air freight forwarding, customs clearance, inbound and outbound trucking.
The new facility also will offer warehousing space for storage and inventory control. It will headed by Maamoon “Mike” Al-Sane, regional manager.
Jordan, “as one of the most stable nations in the Middle East, has become increasingly important as a transportation bridge for surface, ocean and air traffic to Europe and Asia,' he said.
For ocean transportation, DGX will move both containerized freight and project cargo. Al-Sane said that project cargo, or heavy oversized freight, “is a particularly important part of the Middle East transportation mix. There are substantial requirements by the oil industry, the U.S. military and companies like General Electric and Fluor who have extensive contracts with Middle Eastern nations.”
Al-Sane also said Iraq is an important destination for both commercial and military cargo, with the Iraqi port of Um Qaser now serving as a gateway to Iraq after two years of reconstruction.
“The port can accommodate both containerized and break bulk vessels,” he said.
Air shipments will be handled by DAX-Dependable AirCargo Express, a sister division to DGX.