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Scan Global expands to Dubai

To take advantage of the UAE’s new 100% ownership regulation


Copenhagen-headquartered Scan Global Logistics (SGL) has expanded its global foothold with the opening of a new office in Dubai, becoming one of the first international companies to take advantage of the ‘no local sponsor’ regulation.

The logistics provider has had a commercial representation in Dubai for several years. With the new regulations allowing 100% foreign ownership in the UAE, SGL set up a fully-fledged business platform benefitting both its global and local customers with flows to and from the UAE.

The expansion into Dubai will allow the company’s customers to gain access to its global network and local know-how.

Over the past two years, SGL has been active across multiple new markets, including the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Cambodia, France, South Africa, Togo, and Benin. As part of its global growth strategy, the company plans to expand across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with greenfield and local acquisitions as well as a second office in Dubai.

Established in 1975, SGL has been actively working to help its customers decrease their CO2 emissions from various modes of transport. It recently introduced sustainable logistics services, which include CO2 reporting tools and low-emission transport solutions.

The company has also announced a new low-emission solution to all its airfreight customers with the potential to reduce their emissions by up to 80% by using sustainable aviation fuel. The initiative is part of a collaboration with Finland’s Neste, a producer of sustainable aviation fuel.

SGL’s new Dubai office is located at The Onyx, a three-tower complex in the community of The Greens. With two million square feet of built-up area, the mixed-use development enjoys a prime location on the Sheikh Zayed Road highway, offering views of nearby golf courses and the Palm Jumeirah.