Saudia Cargo expands European services

Saudia Cargo partners with Jan de Rijk to widen its network in Europe and enhance its offerings to its customers.

Teddy Zebitz, CEO of Saudia Cargo and Fred Westdijk, CEO, Jan de Rijk Co

Teddy Zebitz, CEO of Saudia Cargo and Fred Westdijk, CEO, Jan de Rijk Co

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Saudia Cargo, a major supplier of air cargo services, has formed a strategic partnership with Jan de Rijk Co., a well-known European transportation and logistics firm, to improve its services and grow its presence in Europe. The signing ceremony was held on July 19, 2023, at Saudia Cargo's headquarters in Jeddah, solidifying the two industry giants' partnership.

Under this agreement, Saudia Cargo will leverage Jan de Rijk's extensive trucking network, which comprises a fleet of specialist vehicles, to bolster its operations and strengthen its presence in Europe. Jan de Rijk Co., founded in 1971, is a top provider of European transportation, distribution services, and supply chain management solutions. The company's expertise and in-depth knowledge of key industries make it an ideal partner for furthering Saudia Cargo's ambitious expansion plans.

Jan de Rijk Logistics operates in five business units: international transport, Benelux distribution and last-mile deliveries, contract logistics, road freight forwarding, and intermodal transport. Over the years, the company has focused on continuous development and optimization to achieve a leading position in its desired vital market segments. With a solid commitment to customer-centric solutions, Jan de Rijk Co. has gained a reputation for delivering efficient and reliable services tailored to the unique needs of its clients.

Saudia Cargo's collaboration with Jan de Rijk Co. marks a significant milestone in its growth strategy, enabling it to tap into new opportunities and further build up its European operations. Saudia Cargo aims to enhance its service offerings and deliver seamless end-to-end logistics solutions to its customers by utilising Jan de Rijk's extensive network and specialist vehicles.

"Jan de Rijk's extensive experience and proven track record in the European transportation industry align perfectly with our business growth objectives. Besides, we both share the same mission towards sustainability, which is an important issue for the air cargo industry, and air cargo carriers that adopt sustainable practices can help to protect the environment, improve safety, and enhance their brand reputation. Together, we will enhance our offering for innovative and efficient solutions that cater to the evolving needs of the regional and global market,” said Teddy Zebitz, CEO of Saudia Cargo.

Fred Westdijk, CEO, Jan de Rijk Co., expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "This agreement with Saudia Cargo presents a remarkable opportunity for both organisations. By combining our strengths, we will unlock new avenues for growth and better serve our customers. We look forward to a fruitful partnership and its mutual benefits."

The agreement between Saudia Cargo and Jan de Rijk Co. demonstrates both companies’ commitment to providing exceptional logistics services and advancing the logistics industry. By merging their collective expertise, resources, and networks, Saudia Cargo and Jan de Rijk Co. are poised to achieve several vital milestones due to the collaboration.

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