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Transport and Logistics in Quatar, Market Focus

by Bolloré Logistics Qatar

 The State of Qatar is an independent emirate of the Gulf region. Covering an area of more than 11,500 km2, extending from the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf. Led by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the country has a population of 2.7 million of inhabitants.
The State of Qatar was one of the founding countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and a member of the United Nations since 1971.

 

Tramway delivery for global leader rail transportation BL Doha office’s new extension BL Qatar gathering for Marathon Day
Due to its great oil reserves and their strategic exploitation, Qatar is also part of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since 1961. The country indeed beneficiates from the third largest natural gas reserves in the world, which has made it’s citizen the world’s richest per capita, for over a decade.

 

In 2018, Qatar’s government spending is expected to reach 203.2 billion riyals ($56 billion), up 2.4 percent from the budget plan, with revenue climbing 2.9 percent to 175.1 billion riyals. Brent oil is now reaching $65 compared with the year’s average of about $54. If current prices hold in 2019; Qatar’s deficit could be smaller than projected. In 2019, the Qatari government is expected to award 29 billion riyals ($7.9 billion of contracts to support growth in the private sector, part of a drive to diversify and strengthen the economy in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

 

Implanted in Doha, capital city of the country, since 2016, Bolloré Logistics Qatar counts 55 staff members and has planned for expansion to 61 staff in 2019, with the addition of new operations personnel and customs brokers.

Bolloré Logistics Qatar’s main office is strategically situated on the Old Airport Road offering easy access to all of the main highways, Hamad International Airport and the New Hamad Port Terminal. In 2018, the original office space of 250 sqm was extended to 500 sqm with new open plan workspaces mainly dedicated to the Qatar Airways Control Tower and Aerospace Teams.

The synergy within teams allows Bolloré Logistics Qatar to offer a full range of services and tailor-made solutions to sectors such as Aerospace, Oil & Gas, heavy-lift transport, Industrial Projects, as well as a sharp expertise in customs brokerage.

Among many significant projects, teams are currently working on air and sea multi origin freight forwarding services, local customs brokerage and transportation services to multiple site locations for one of the global leader of the aerospace, defense and transportation. Import custom clearance and “on to rail” delivery services are also currently being delivered to a world global leader of the rail transportation as part of their metro implantation project.

 

Bolloré Logistics Qatar operates in strict compliance with ISO 9001/2015, ISO 14001/2015 and ISO 18001/2007.


1. Tramway delivery for a world leader of the rail transportation.
2. Bolloré Logistics Doha office’s new extension.
3. Bolloré Logistics Qatar gathering for Marathon Day.

KEY CONTACTS

Kenneth HACQUOIL-SMITH

General Manager

Tel: + 974 40414702 / 55825840

kenneth.hacquoilsmith@bollore.com

Taskin MATINPierre-Antoine BEHAGHEL

Business Development Manager

Tel: + 974 40414706 / 55750474

pierre-antoine.behaghel@bollore.com