FLS Group Launches in UAE and Appoints Peter Scholten as CEO (PR Newswire)

DUBAI, UAE, February 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Fast Logistics Solutions Group (FLS), a group holding company announced its launch in Dubai, UAE. Headquartered in Dubai, the group is a pioneer in the industry, offering an array of activities, including scheduled air cargo services, air cargo charter solutions, international ocean freight, multi-modal air-sea-land door-to-door solutions, customs clearance, 3PL warehousing and distribution services.
In 2014 FLS Group generated US$ 200 million revenue with airfreight volumes at 45.000 tons and ocean freight volumes at 20.000 TEU’s. FLS Group employs 700 staff (500 in UAE) in a network of 40 offices across UAE, Africa and Asia.
Speaking at the launch, Al Ameen, Chairman and founder of the group, said: “With the vast industry experience we come with, we are looking to foray into the untapped segments of the industry.”  Al Ameen introduced the company’s new CEO, Peter Scholten and said that the company was looking to cash in on the rich industry experience Scholten brings with him. ” Peter Scholten has been a very well known name in the industry who will grow and expand the FLS Group globally.”
Speaking on the occasion, Peter Scholten, CEOFast Logistic Solutions Group added, “This is a great, challenging opportunity for me.After working 20 years for cargo airlines on several locations in the world I am excited to return back to forwarding and logistics. Leading and expanding the activities of FLS Group to a global company from a strong home base in UAE is a fantastic challenge for the years ahead.”
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Fast Logistics Solutions Group (FLS) has been founded in January 2015 as holding company for Fast Forward Cargo, First Priority Cargo, Fast Forward Solutions and several other companies.
FLS Group – headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – is a leader in global transportation and logistics with a strong presence across Africa, UAE, India and Far East. The aim of FLS Group is to widen its bouquet of services and expand its coverage globally, thus ensuring state-of-the-art customer services.The portfolio of activities in FLS Group include:
Scheduled air cargo services
Air cargo charter solutions
International ocean freight
Multi-Modal Air-Sea-Land door-to-door solutions
Customs clearance
3PL Warehousing and distribution, Cross Trade, Vehicle Loading
Trucking services in UAE and Africa
Engineering solutions – flow technology, renewable energy, landscape design
In 2014 FLS Group generated US$ 200 million revenue with airfreight volumes at 45.000 tons and ocean freight volumes at 20.000 TEU’s. FLS Group employs 700 staff (500 in UAE) in a network of 40 offices across UAE, Africa and Asia.
In the UAE FLS Group have 15 offices and 25.000 m 2 warehouse facilities on 5 strategic locations.On the African continent FLS Group has a network of 20 own offices in Brazzaville, Bukavu, Dar es Salaam, Enugu, Goma, Kampala, Kano, Kigali, Lagos, Lubumbashi, Lusaka, Mutwaru, Nairobi and N’Djamena. The major African hubs in the FLS-network are located in Lagos (airfreight) and Dar es Salaam (ocean freight). In Asia FLS have5 offices in Hyderabad, Mangalore, Mumbai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
The growing portfolio of companies under FLS Group in 2015 include:
Fast Forward Solutions (FFS)  – Established in 2008 FFS has become a leading solutions provider in engineering, contracting and technology. In the Engineering Division FFS supplies product solutions for flow technology, renewable energy and air cargo equipment. The Contract Division delivers solutions for interior, landscaping and swimming pool projects. The Technology Division provides IT infrastructure solutions.
Fast Forward Cargo (FFC) – Established in 2009 FFC has developed a market leading position from its UAE base in the airfreight market to West Africa and in the ocean freight market to East Africa. The FFC air freight hub in Lagos connects shipments by air to 25 destinations in West Africa. The FFC sea freight hubs in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam connect shipments by road on own trucks to landlocked countries in East Africa. FFC is expanding its air and ocean freight services and office network in the African continent with emphasis on cargo originating from the UAE, India and China.
First Priority Cargo (FPC) – Established in 2013 FPC has developed a market leading position from its UAE base in the airfreight market to Bangladesh, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia and Sudan. In early 2015 FPC opened a 6.000 m 2 warehouse facility in Aladdin Terminal, the only custom bonded dry port facility in UAE, in order to provide ocean freight services to the client base.
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