The Investment Corporation of Dubai – the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai – has launched ISS Global Forwarding – a wholly-owned subsidiary focused on supply chain logistics.
The establishment of ISS Global Forwarding is the result of a strategic directive by the Government of Dubai to separate Inchcape Shipping Services Holding Ltd, into two standalone companies with the aim of optimising the growth potential, customer focus and core competencies of each, being marine services & supply chain logistics.
Headquartered in Dubai and operating out of the Dubai Airport Free Zone, strategically located in the heart of Dubai adjacent to Dubai Airport, ISS Global Forwarding will focus on core activities of global freight forwarding, contract logistics and projects /O&G.
ISS Global Forwarding will initially be present in 18 countries across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, India and Turkey. As part of its ambitious growth strategy, the company will expand its footprint to Asia Pacific, mainland China and Singapore.
In addition, the company benefits from a global network thanks to partnerships with global operators, thereby providing its customers with multimodal, end-to-end supply chain solutions.
ISS Global Forwarding will be led by industry veteran Enver Moretti and a highly experienced senior management team. “We are establishing ourselves as a regional powerhouse and our aspiration is to be recognised within the supply chain logistics industry as a customer centric organisation” said Moretti.
“We are confident in the future global growth opportunities presented by the supply chain logistics industry. We see particular value at this time in the long-term growth opportunities afforded within the emerging markets region where ISS Global Forwarding enjoys a strong presence” said Investment Corporation of Dubai chief executive officer and executive director, Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani.