Global supply chain business, CEVA Logistics, is opening a new office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which will serve clients from across the region.
The new office is expected to be the regional focus for customers in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
From its headquarters in the Kazakh city of Almaty, the country’s largest metropolis, CEVA Logistics’ customers will be offered a full range of multimodal services including air, ocean and road solutions.
Kazakhstan is an important staging point between east and west (China and Europe) and with its well-developed railway network, it is additionally able to facilitate a number of route optimised alternatives such as Block Trains from China to Europe and TransCaspian delivery from China to Turkey. Almaty serves as an air gateway to a number of other Central Asian markets and CEVA Logistics will also operate an office at the airport.
The predominantly export driven Kazakh economy means that CEVA Logistics’ team will serve a wide range of industries handling commodities such as mineral fuels, iron, steel, copper, oil seeds and frozen meats.
“Central Asia is a growing strategic market because of its important transport connections between east and west,” said CEVA Logistics Regional Head IMEA, Bruno Plantaz.
“Kazakhstan is at the heart of that development and we are delighted to be opening our own CEVA Logistics’ offices there to provide locally-based service to customers with a wide range of requirements.
“Our ambition for this region does not stop there and we are already looking at opening other offices in this region in the coming months.”
The CEVA Logistics team in Almaty will be reporting to Country Manager Arman Kuzhanov.