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Porter Expands To The International Market With Its Foray Into UAE

The company will provide a tech-enabled platform to ensure hassle-free deliveries through its LCVs and two-wheelers addressing the gap in intracity logistics requirements

Porter Expands To The International Market With Its Foray Into UAE
Pranav Goel, CEO of Porter

Outlook Start-Up Desk

POSTED ON May 23, 2023 12:56 PM

Porter, a tech-based, on-demand logistics company has announced its entry to the UAE market by offering its intra-city logistics services in Dubai. 

The company will provide a tech-enabled platform to ensure hassle-free deliveries through its LCVs and two-wheelers addressing the gap in intracity logistics requirements in the region for small package delivery requirements of both personnel and businesses. 

Presently with more than 20,000 + customers onboard, Porter plans to make an investment of $6 million in UAE for the next three years. Additionally, the company is looking to bolster operations in these cities and further increase its customer acquisition by 2x to over 40,000 and vehicle base by 3.2x to more than 800 by March 2024.

The company has claimed to offer cost-effective solutions that can help in improving lower vehicle utilisation, increasing the competence of the system and ensuring the availability of appropriate vehicles for customer requirements. This will also result in efficient intracity logistics, lesser rates for customers and more earnings for driver-partners.  The company currently has 300+ LCVs on the platform and recently introduced 15 two-wheelers to expand its operations in the region.

The company is also looking forward to tapping more potential opportunities in the intra-city logistics segment in the future for scaling its business.

Pranav Goel, CEO and Co-Founder, Porter said, “We are thrilled to enter UAE as our first overseas market. With Dubai being the hub of global business, we expect to scale our business exponentially in the market, especially with the business-friendly policies and infrastructure that the region has to offer. This expansion will act as a catalyst in ensuring a holistic growth of the intra-city logistics ecosystem and contributing to generating employment opportunities for driver-partners and offering economical and efficient solutions backed by technology to the customers.”

“We are happy with the response that our platform has received and our learnings from the Indian market will help us in accelerating our growth in the UAE. Our model helps to bring efficiency into the system by addressing issues such as lower utilisation of vehicles, unavailability of the right vehicle type and high cost for customers. This expansion should help provide a logistics solution for businesses as well as offer consumers direct control over their deliveries,” said Ankit Dwivedi, AVP of International Business, Porter.
 

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