We are widely recognized as the premiere freight forwarding partner for shipping to and from the UAE and the entire Middle East Region. Founded in 1989, our mission has always been to build strong customer relationships based on trust and a commitment to great service.
Headquartered in Dubai, GLWS has offices in the UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah), Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, with 700+ associates ready to help you. In addition, we are part of CWT Globelink, the leading Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) operating across Asia, with more than 100 offices in 28 countries around the world.
At GLWS, we are big enough to serve you, but small enough to know you.
Larger freight forwarders may have more offices globally, but they simply cannot match our knowledge of Middle East shipping and our freight buying power in the region. In addition, decision processes at the mega-forwarders can be lengthy due to a multi-layered bureaucracy.
With GL West Star, decisions are quick and senior management is one phone call away.
Unlike most freight forwarders, our logistics staff is organized by service. So ocean export work is done by ocean export specialists, not generalists who bounce from service to service and never develop the close carrier relationships and specialised knowledge required.