DB Schenker this month launched a less-than-containerload service from Houston to the Middle East via Dubai to meet growing demand for oil and energy equipment exports.
“DB Schenker continues to grow with the oil and energy vertical, so adding this particular lane expands our service offering to existing customers, as well as gain market share with potential clients,” the company said in announcing the service.
The logistics provider said Dubai is becoming an important gateway for the rest of the Middle East as well as Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and East Africa.
The service, which started last week, has a transit time of 27 days from Houston to Dubai.
“We just started last week, but judging by our initial market research, it will be strong growth,” Schenker said.
The new LCL service follows the launch of a similar service by CEVA in February.