Kerry Logistics Network Limited, a leading logistics service provider in Asia, has secured a contract with Debenhams, a leading British multinational retailer, to support the department store’s growing export market in the Middle East.
Kerry Logistics will handle all airfreight from Debenhams’ distribution centre in Peterborough, UK, to various destinations in the Middle East, including Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.
“We are delighted to have Kerry Logistics on board as our air export logistics provider,” said Steve Bowkis, Director of Imports and Exports, Debenhams. Kerry Logistics is able to offer us innovative supply chain solutions that support an important growth area of our business as we expand our stores internationally.”
“Their people and network coverage give us complete confidence that we are partnering with someone who will continue to add value to our export operations.”
The Middle East is a key growth market for Debenhams, which trades over 240 stores, across 27 countries, and is available online in 70 countries. “We offer a flexible and innovative approach, as well as a competitive value proposition, and have solid experience of working in the region,” said Emma Rowlands, UK Sales Director, Kerry Logistics.
“Other logistics providers are committed to a strict hub-and-spoke system and are dependent on Heathrow, where space is getting more limited, but we can be flexible and can work around our clients’ requirements.”