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New team to drive RAK’s UK expansion

[ September 7, 2011   //   ]

Father-and-son consultancy team RCR has been signed as the UK business partner for RAK Logistics to spearhead its expansion in the UK.

RCR was formed in 2009 by chief executive Mark Roderick with his father, Dr Edward Roderick, as chairman. Mark Roderick previously worked in senior roles at Sainsbury, Morrison, Alliance Boots and Tesco while Edward Roderick, now based in Dubai, is the former CEO of Christian Salvesen and vice-president of both the Freight Transport Association and the Road Haulage Association.

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