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Forwarder opens up in Shenzhen

[ September 7, 2011   //   ]

Freight forwarder Bellville Rodair International (BRI) has opened an office in Shenzhen, China, following similar moves in Moscow and Calgary earlier this year. BRI added that it expects to add two more locations within the next six months, following a 30% increase in turnover during the first quarter of the year. BRI chairman Terry Walpole said that while BRI had had a presence in China for five years through its Shanghai office, the Shenzhen operation would allow it to expand into southern China.

UAE-headquartered RAK Logistics is a division of RAK Ceramics, a USD1 billion global conglomerate which ships over 50,000 containers a year in more than 150 countries. According to the company’s website, it is the leading seafreight exporter from the UAE, with the largest volume of FCL and LCL cargo. It also offers airfreight and warehousing.


Dr Edward Roderick said: “It is a proud moment for us to be recognised as a strategic partner of RAK Logistics. RAK logistics has a global presence and has been nominated as a Platinum Award winner with Maersk Line. This, combined with their direct links with the Middle East and China and RCR’s links with leading UK distribution providers, enables us to offer customers exceptional rates and service. Working with RAK Logistics as our valued partner will support the freight forwarding growth aspirations of both businesses.”

CEO of RAK Logistics, Mr. Majed Zambaraji, said: “RAK Logistics is delighted at this partnership with RCR Ltd, to deliver industry leading rates to our customers and to strengthen our market stronghold. We believe that with our competitive advantage of low rates and strong links to both the UAE and China, we will be able to provide a great solution for UK business.”

RCR and RAK logistics say they are interested in working with any business looking to import or export freight from and to the rest of the world