LV Shipping Ltd in the UK and Abdullah A.M. Al Khodari Sons Co in Saudi Arabia formed an agreement in 2006 to establish a new joint venture company, Al Khodari Sons & LV Shipping Logistics Ltd (KLV) to operate project forwarding and general freight services to and from Saudi Arabia.
The new company combines LV Shipping’s worldwide expertise in shipping and project forwarding with Al Khodari’s strengths in the transport and logistics field within Saudi Arabia, and has become one of the major logistics operators in Dammam - the important gateway to Riyadh and the rest of the Kingdom.
Established over twenty years ago, and now with ten offices and depots throughout the UK and an extensive network of overseas offices, LV Shipping Ltd has been at the forefront in the provision of complex material and transportation services to high profile projects in the UK, the North Sea and many other places usually thought to be difficult to get to and difficult to operate in.
LV’s partner in Saudi Arabia, the Al Khodari Group, is now in its fourth generation of family ownership. Founded in 1955 the company has grown into one of the largest and most respected groups in Saudi Arabia. The Al Khodari Group is currently engaged in many fields supporting the strategic development of Saudi Arabia in areas such as civil construction, municipal contracting, engineering, manufacturing, trading, real estate and technology. The Al Khodari Group employs over 9,000 people and owns and operates over 700 heavy and general haulage vehicles.
KLV believes that the key to success in the development of new projects or exploiting new export markets is involving a reliable freight forwarder with excellent local knowledge in the client’s plans at a very early stage. In a market such as Saudi Arabia, knowledge of local conditions, customs and documentation etc is crucial and we strongly advise prospective shippers to contact KLV or the LV network as soon as possible. KLV will always be interested in assisting companies who may be new to the Saudi market and attempting to win new business, or just starting their tendering process.
Whether it is a complete package for the door to door co-ordination of all the supplies and materials for a long term construction project in the Kingdom, a one off movement of a difficult piece of cargo from anywhere in the world, or establishing an efficient supply chain for the newly burgeoning retail market, KLV clients worldwide a seamless organisation which enables goods to be transported from suppliers’ premises to the customer’s door in Saudi Arabia