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RCR and RAK Logistics announce UK strategic partnership

UK-based business RCR Ltd has been signed as the UK business partner for RAK Logistics, which is looking to rapidly expand its UK freight forwarding business.

RCR, a logistics consultancy, was formed in 2009 by chief executive Mark Roderick and his father chairman Edward Roderick. Both Edward and Mark have extensive knowledge of the logistics industry. Mark has previously fulfilled senior roles at Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s, Alliance Boots and Tesco. Edward, who is now based out of Dubai, the former CEO of Christian Salvesen and VP of both the Freight Transport Association and the Road Haulage Association.

RAK Logistics is a division of RAK Ceramics, a USD1 billion global conglomerate. RAK Logistics has a global presence in more than 150 countries and ships volume in excess of 50,000 containers per year.

Speaking about the agreement, RCR chairman 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 are interested in working with any business looking to import or export freight from and to the rest of the world.

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