United Arab Shipping to relocate to Georgia
The 50,000-square-foot facility, located off of Spalding Drive in Peachtree Corners, will house shipping logistics, accounting, finance and customer service activities as well as executive management for the company’s North American operations. This new location will bring the company closer to skilled talent as well as its operations at the Port of Savannah.
"UASC believes that Atlanta is the ideal spot to house our North American Corporate office for a number of reasons," said Anil Vitarana, president of United Arab Shipping - North America.
"Traditionally we’ve had a strong presence in the South Atlantic market and we believe that the Metro Atlanta area will offer us access to a pool of skilled employees. The excellent global airline network and the quality of life that the area will provide our staff also factored in our decision. In addition, we are excited about the prospect of bringing more than 160 new jobs to the Atlanta area."
UASC was formed jointly between the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Republic of Iraq, the State of Kuwait, the State of Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for the purpose of connecting the Middle East to the rest of the world. UASC is a market leader and one of the most prominent carriers in terms of liner cargo as well as port coverage.
The UASC project was a collaborative effort between the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Originally established in Kuwait with its corporate headquarters now in Dubai, UASC serves Asia from Singapore, Northern Europe from Hamburg, the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent from Dubai, the Mediterranean and North Africa from Istanbul, and the Americas from Cranford, N.J. ■