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Chairman’s Message

Dear Shareholders and Esteemed Visitors to our Website

GWC extends to you its warmest greetings,

GWC joined the nation in their shock at the imposition of an unjust blockade – one that presented a challenge to our very sense of identity. But under the astute guidance of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the crisis became an opportunity to reaffirm our sense of worth, solidarity and self-reliance.

We experienced this in action when overnight the nation’s food retail companies ensured Qatar’s food security through charter flights arriving with supplies, with GWC’s full-fledged participation in facilitating critical operations in securing flight clearances, and providing vital distribution and storage services.

This year we also saw the completion and launch of much-awaited infrastructure projects like the Hamad Port, along with the optimised utilization of existing port infrastructure through the expansion of the Al Ruwais Port, where GWC was instrumental in reducing congestion through the strategic deployment of their freight teams and transportation assets.

Indeed, over the years, the Company has continually displayed its allegiance to the nation as it supported its ongoing needs, while also laying foundations and strategies in line with the nation’s long-term vision, backed by resilience and a preparedness for every contingency.

The Company further underlined its readiness to serve the nation’s needs when it delivered the fruit of public-private partnership with the launch of the GWC Bu Sulba Warehousing Park on time.

For GWC, this has meant a year of growth when many others experienced decline, with the Company registering a 4.7% increase in net-profits. It is a testament to the enduring dedication to our purpose: to set a world-class standard in logistics operations, while supporting Qatar (now, more than ever) in becoming a sustainable and diverse economy, and ensuring the best possible returns to our shareholders.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the guiding spirit of His Highness the Emir, His Excellency the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Economy and Commerce, for their continued leadership and support. I also thank the Board of Directors, management, staff at every level, and our faithful shareholders and clients, for their exceptional contribution to GWC.

Thank you.