Abu Dhabi-Led Hope Consortium Extends Global Reach with New Freight Forwarder Partners

posted on 22nd January 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Abu Dhabi-Led Hope Consortium Extends Global Reach with New Freight Forwarder Partners

Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East and Africa, said: “This partnership with the HOPE Consortium is an extension of our commitment to connect people and improve lives. Our team is always ready to take action, anytime. For decades now, our involvement with humanitarian projects globally have helped solidify partnerships with various health authorities including the World Health Organization (WHO). The pandemic has hit the world hard, and DHL has been leveraging our global network, resources and expertise to step up and support the transportation of essential medical supplies for respective government and health authorities.”

FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee. The unrivalled FedEx global network, built over 47 years, consists of more than 5,000 facilities, more than 680 aircraft, more than 200,000 motorised vehicles, and – most importantly – nearly 600,000 dedicated team members worldwide.

James R. Muhs, Regional President, FedEx Express, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, said: “We have the experience, global network, and technology solutions needed to transport COVID-19 vaccines across the region, and around the world. Time-definite express transportation of critical shipments — including vital medical supplies — is exactly what our FedEx Express air network was built to do. It’s an honour to be a part of the HOPE Consortium.”

MICCO commenced operations in Abu Dhabi in 1978 as a freight forwarder serving the oil and gas industries, while constantly expanding to new areas and overcoming challenges with proven success. As the country commenced their expansion towards a more diversified economy, so did MICCO with the development of a diversified portfolio of services that positioned the company as an integrated supply chain solution provider. Today, MICCO’s portfolio comprises international freight forwarding (sea, air, and surface), freight handling, warehousing and distribution, road feeder services, bonded cargo movements, and more offering services across different sectors including healthcare.

Clifford D’Souza, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of MICCO Logistics, said: “Thanks to our temperature-controlled fleet and warehouses, MICCO is proud to be part of the HOPE Consortium and to join the fight against COVID-19. MICCO is privileged and honoured to be part of the Abu Dhabi-led initiative by servicing requirement for logistics and cold chain capabilities in the country and beyond.”

RSA Global is a digital freight forwarding and supply chain solutions company headquartered out of the UAE, with a presence across the Middle East, East Africa, India, and China. Its focus is to provide emerging markets with seamless access to the world by offering smart logistics and supply chain services.

Abhishek Ajay Shah, Co-Founder & Group CEO – RSA Global, said: “We are incredibly honoured and proud to be part of Abu Dhabi’s HOPE Consortium’s network of selected logistics providers to support the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines. With our wide experience and network across the Middle East and Africa, along with our established cold chain infrastructure, we are determined to support the vaccine’s distribution across the region.”

UPS is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight, facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS has been present in the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa region since 1989, has its regional hub in Dubai and is the Official Logistics Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai.

UPSis committed to creating a more sustainable company – and world – by being customer first, people led and innovation driven. More than 528,000 UPSers work hard every day to move the world forward by delivering what matters.

Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President for Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa, said:“UPS stands ready to help the HOPE Consortium deliver these life-saving vaccines to communities around the world. We have significant knowledge and extensive expertise to meet the needs and demands of the initiative and will provide the HOPE Consortium and our healthcare partners worldwide with smart, efficient logistics for the delivery of the vaccines, which will protect the same communities that we live and work in, every day.”