May 16 - Schenker Khimji's LLC, the joint venture that DB Schenker Logistics has established with long-time partner Khimji Ramdas Group in the Sultanate of Oman, has started operations, delivering comprehensive solutions in the fields of air and ocean fre

Martin Hackl, to date DB Schenker Logistics' delegate in the country, becomes MD of the new company.

Peter Glatz, CEO of DB Schenker Region Near Middle East and Africa commented: "We see a big potential in Oman to become another hub in the Middle East. This market is growing steadily, with new ports and airports being established. This joint venture will enhance our strong position in the GCC region."

In Africa, DB Schenker Logistics has opened its own business in Namibia. Over the past five years, the customers relied on the service of partner Desert Logistics. After a successful partnership, it was agreed that DB Schenker would acquire 100 percent ownership of Desert Logistics to further improve service levels and extend the global reach.

Schenker Namibia (Pty) Ltd is now the representative office of the DB Schenker. Glatz adds: "The focus of activities is on looking forward to exponential growth in the Namibian market whilst maintaining good relations with existing customers by providing reliable and cost efficient world class logistics services."

"I am proud that all current employees of Desert Logistics remain with us," says Fritz Kaufmann, MD, Schenker Namibia (Pty) Ltd and of former Desert Logistics. The new DB Schenker subsidiary is based in Windhoek and has an office in Walvis Bay.