Gulf Warehousing Company QSC (GWC) has announced that the company will perform equestrian logistics projects in Qatar.

The addition of the new activity is to fulfill the GWC vision to become the most sought after third party logistics provider in Qatar and the GCC. GWC Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Fahad bin Jassem bin Jabor Al Thani, said:

Horses are very near and dear to Arab culture, and hence the solutions we offer must take all sensitivities into account. GWC has been the industry leader offering comprehensive logistics solutions for many years, which we will put to the service of providing equestrian logistics.’

GWC Equestrian will be an end-to-end solution, transporting horses and their related assets by land and air, as well as offering all related value added services. Among these services will be international airfreight service for the movement of all types and breeds of horses worldwide, quarantine and supervisory services, supervision of customs clearance and tarmac supervision, aircraft charter services, as well as consultancy for the movement of horses. Al Thani said:

As Qatar is on its way to become a world leader in equestrian sports, and considering the efforts and the passions of Qatar Foundation to continuously establish AL SHAQAB, we look forward to completing such projects again in the future.’

Most recently, GWC provided logistics support during the transport of 128 horses for the CHI AL SHAQAB international event, with the horses divided among those performing at the vaulting, dressage, show jumping, and para-dressage events. The horses arrived from 20 European countries, traveling first to Amsterdam as a central hub. GWC had full ground teams in both Amsterdam and Doha, handling the export and import into and out of Qatar, providing a veterinarian or a veterinarian’s assistant and a professional air groom per flight to accompany horses on board the flight, and tarmac supervision on departure and arrival. The company worked closely with the Qatar Ministry of Environment’s veterinary affairs department to ensure all processes complied with the highest standards of bio-security at all times.

GWC is a Qatari shareholding company and is the leading provider of integrated logistical solutions in Qatar. Established in 2004, the company is in the business of providing high-quality logistics solutions in Qatar and globally. GWC caters to most industry verticals and delivers understanding customers and leveraging its global network. GWC is backed by a team of committed and innovative experts and supported by state-of-the-art storage infrastructure, transport fleet and IT systems.