30 Seconds On The Business Of… Logistics

Gulf Business speaks to Obaid Al Qahash, CEO Parzel.

Is logistics big business in the UAE?

Yes, the UAE’s geographical position enables it to facilitate major movements between the Eastern and Western hemispheres. And with high quality infrastructure in place, logistics is also a highly competitive business here.

How quickly can parcels be couriered around the world from the UAE?

The country is a hub for all the largest courier companies in the world – Fedex, DHL, TNT and Aramex. All these companies have frequent connections all over the world on a daily basis.

Has the rapid development of the UAE’s aviation sector boosted the logistics industry?

Although the infrastructure is in place, I believe that the UAE is yet to witness a positive impact – primarily due to the global economic climate. In the long run, it should prove extremely beneficial.

Regionally, which countries offer the best growth potential?
Saudi Arabia offers great growth potential thanks to increasing domestic demand. And with Qatar hosting the World Cup in 2022, demand for logistics services in the country will be high.

Does parzel offer any special service to its customers?
Parzel offers the automated delivery point system, through which our customers can make bookings online and use our machines to drop off or pick up their parcels.

How does it work?
Customers are required to register on the Parzel website, and they are then assigned a unique identification number. They can use this number to book domestic and international shipments online.