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Momentum Logistics Futureproofs Operations with Scania and Al Shirawi Enterprises

Momentum Logistics relies on Scania’ s sustainability for its fleet update

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 12 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Momentum Logistics, a subsidiary of global port operator, Gulftainer continues its sustainability drive in the Emirates by replacing its transportation fleet with innovative, sustainable, and fuel-efficient Scania trucks, distributed, and serviced in the UAE by Al Shirawi Enterprises LLC.

With operations spanning the Middle East and the USA, Momentum Logistics has an impressive fleet of over 100 commercial vehicles and 240 multipurpose trailers deployed at multiple depots across the region.

Alex Lewis, MD of Momentum Logistics said, “For a company that was launched just a decade ago, we have come a long way, expanding our scale of operations from the UAE to Iraq, KSA and the USA. Our operations are heavily customer-centric, and we wanted to choose the best for our customers. In the last ten years, we have experimented enough to know what works the best and what doesn’t. Scania was the obvious choice to initiate our fleet replacement program.”

As the world-leading provider of transport solutions, Scania offers an extensive range of purpose-built trucks and buses for heavy transport applications. Along with services such as Repair and Maintenance, Financing, Insurance, and more. This helps take fleet management out of customer’s hands, enabling them to focus on their core business activities. The key aim is to increase uptime, productivity, and hence revenue while reducing costs for businesses by minimising waste and inefficiencies throughout their transport flow.  

Since December 2017, the fleet replacement drive at Momentum Logistics has witnessed the delivery of 96 new Scania vehicles, including the recent purchase of 10 new P380 trucks with another ten due for delivery soon. Momentum's fleet is expected to get an additional boost with further investments planned until the year-end. 

Swedish brand Scania has been present in the UAE through its partner Al Shirawi Enterprises for 40 years. Al Shirawi Enterprises, part of the Emirati conglomerate Al Shirawi Group, specialises in commercial vehicles, transport solutions, construction equipment and various other heavy equipment brands from around the world. Together, over the years they have supported millions of miles of eco-friendly Customer Journeys.

Martin Roberts, Director of Transportation, Momentum Logistics added:

“We conducted a thorough analysis of all our operations before replacing our fleet. Scania proved to have the best value offering on a weighted scale, considering the total cost of ownership, driver training, customer support, and maintenance. With all of this, we get the satisfaction of providing unrivalled customer services to our business partners with no breakdowns and maximised vehicle availability and efficiency.”

By creating value through tailored solutions and building partnerships with leading companies such as Momentum Logistics, Al Shirawi & Scania continue to drive the shift towards sustainable transport. Speaking on the partnership with Momentum Logistics, Mr Hans Wising, Sales Director of Scania Middle East said:

“We are very happy to be selected as the preferred brand by Momentum Logistics. Our offering of an outstanding Total Operating Economy for Momentum, including tailor-made fuel-efficient and reliable trucks, driver training, service contracts and finance solutions has made Momentum choose Scania and Al Shirawi Enterprises as their preferred supplier.”


About Gulftainer

Established in 1976, Gulftainer is a privately owned, independent port management and 3PL logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and for more than 45 years it has been delivering a world-class performance to its customers. Its global footprint including operations in the UAE, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the USA.

Gulftainer is excited to create an open, collaborative platform to lead the port industry’s revolution, engaging startups, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders to create the future of the ports and logistics industry. For more information on Gulftainer, visit


About Momentum Logistics

Momentum Logistics is the multi-award-winning logistics subsidiary of the parent company and global port operator, Gulftainer, based in Sharjah. Gulftainer has been at the forefront of logistics and port operation services for 40 years, servicing 15 locations globally and awarded ‘Port Operator of the Year’ at the Sea Trade & Lloyd’s List, ‘Best Technology Implementation’, ‘Best CSR Policy of the Year’ and ‘Employee Wellness Programme of the Year’.

As a fully integrated third-party logistics provider, Momentum Logistics offer a complete suite of supply chain management solutions, including transportation, freight forwarding, warehousing, logistics cities, and container services.

Its operations span the Middle East and the USA, and the company boasts an impressive fleet of over 100 commercial vehicles and 240 multipurpose trailers deployed at multiple depots to optimize utilization.

As part of its diversification, Momentum has rolled out expansive investment in infrastructure involving a fleet replacement program focusing heavily on environment-friendly, futuristic and fuel-efficient vehicles. Since December 2017, the fleet replacement drive has witnessed the delivery of 96 new Scania vehicles, including the recent purchase of 10 Scania Trucks with another ten due for delivery during September. 

Momentum Logistics is certified for ISO 2001. It was the first SQAS (Safety and Quality Assessment System) attested 3PL company in Sharjah. This certification placed Momentum Logistics in a small and select group of quality logistics providers in the UAE.

Momentum plans to develop its container services /container repair product offering, with an eye to expansion into Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The Company is very active in Specialised logistics such as the oil & gas sector in Iraq, serving many blue-chip customers. Its centre in Umm Qasr Iraq serves as a major logistics hub for the flow of cargo into South Iraq.


Mohammed Al Barazenjey 


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