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GWC to Develop Bu Sulba Logistics Hub for QAR 685 Million

Gulf Warehousing Company Q.S.C. (GWC) was awarded the contract to develop the Bu Sulba Logistics Hub during the “Manateq Storage Project” launch on Sunday, 14 December 2014. This logistics development will be aimed at serving small and medium enterprises (SMEs) located primarily in the South to Central part of Doha up to Al Gharrafa in addition to Al Wakra city.

The Bu Sulba logistics hub will be a self-contained logistics center spread across an area of 517,376 square meters with a built-up area exceeding 40% of the total. This development will feature around 194 warehousing units of different specifications optimized for SMEs, as well as a container yard, labor accommodation, first aid center, a mosque, and commercial and other amenities. The warehouses will offer a variety of storage solutions ranging from dry, temperature-controlled, chilled and frozen as well as bulk storage, while taking into consideration the specific needs of the SMEs.

“The role that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play in growing and diversifying the economy has been well-established, which has not gone unnoticed by government authorities, who opened the bid on this land to empower SMEs and provide them with a suitable environment to grow,” commented GWC Chairman Sheikh Abdulla bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al-Thani.

“GWC has been a key contributor to the country’s most advanced logistics infrastructure, developing key facilities across the nation and serving nearly all industrial verticals. The project is considered part of GWC’s responsibility toward the Qatar National Vision 2030 on the one hand, and a complement to the company’s portfolio of services offered on the other.” Added GWC Chairman Sheikh Abdulla bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al-Thani.

The company will deploy the knowledge gained over the last ten years since its establishment, and apply the best practices it has gained to the best interest of this project and its end user.

Gulf Warehousing Company is a committed Qatari public company that has aimed to develop the country’s supply chain capabilities, providing the full range of logistics solutions, ranging from dry, cold, temperature-controlled, and bulk warehousing. Additionally, they offer freight forwarding and customs clearance services, project management, sports logistics, fine art logistics, records management, and many others. All these services are supported by the largest transportation fleet. The experience the company has gained in developing the infrastructure that supports these services shall be invaluable to the Bu Sulba project. The GWC Chairman Sheikh Abdulla bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al-Thani indicated that, “GWC has always considered itself a partner to the nation in regards to providing the full range of logistics solutions. A stronger and more varied economy supported by the creation and development of SMEs requires the best in logistics solutions. GWC aims to do its part by completing the development of the Bu Sulba project within the stipulated time frame to accomplish this task thereby helping these SMEs get on their feet as soon as possible.”