Alexander Global Logistics - Alexandria

Alexander Global Logistics Now Offers QAKE Certified Pulp and Paper Warehouse in Alexandria Port

Nov. 11, 2021 - Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) announced that it recently acquired a warehouse facility in Alexandria, Egypt, for the handling of pulp and paper shipments.

According to AGL, the acquisition was prompted by a North American pulp and paper producer seeking a fully equipped, bonded warehouse dedicated to pulp and paper that also needed to be QAKE (Quality Assurance Key Environment) certified within a six-month timeframe. This meant special hygiene and maintenance measures, qualified and trained personnel, modern technology, GMP specifications, and more.

In addition, COVID-19 protocols were in-place and tasks such as on-site inspections were not always possible.

“With our international team of highly qualified staff members as well as our partner company located directly in Alexandria, we were able to conduct our regular inspections and training remotely,” AGL said. “The well-being of all involved are of utmost priority, therefore we reacted quickly in making sure all health standards were met to prevent the spread of the pandemic and to keep everyone safe.”

Renovations of the warehouse started with a new roof, flooring, lighting, and paint. Installations of EDI to track the inventory efficiently, modern pest control devices and disinfectant stations, were also carried out as part of the conditions prior to the audit taking place. AGL provided training videos shown from previous AGL projects to all personnel, as well as weekly video calls to ensure everything was communicated clearly and that all requirements were being met.

The upgraded warehouse in Alexandria Port includes modern handling equipment (e.g. electric forklifts) with a storage area of 2.000 m² and an outdoor storage yard of 20.000 m². Along with humidity and temperature control system, the facility now provides the foremost services for AGL’s client and becomes one of many dedicated warehouses worldwide suitable for pulp and paper that AGL offers.

AGL noted that the project was completed on-time and on-budget, and has successfully become the fourth warehouse worldwide to be QAKE certified.

“Through our in-house developed AGL-Web, we can offer our customers a tailor-made solution that fits their needs. AGL-Web enables customers to monitor stock levels in real-time and have them integrated into their IT System. Additionally, pulp producers can use AGL web to control inventory and provide Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) solutions to their customers,” the company added.

SOURCE: Alexander Global Logistics