Logistics ME Power List: No 15 Martin Aranha
Managing director of Globelink West Star Shipping
A limited number of companies have experienced the Middle East logistics industry’s roller coaster of highs and lows in the past 20 years. However, launched in October 1989 – and celebrating its second decade of operations – Globelink West Star Shipping has emerged as a veteran trading house in the region, with plenty of experience in succeeding during the goods times and the bad times. At the helm of this remarkable journey is Martin Aranha, who has seen the company’s annual turnover increase to US$165 million, with a team of 540 employees and a growing network of warehouses in the United Arab Emirates, including Globelink’s latest facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone, opened last year. With such success, he’s
also proved his mettle as a solid logistics CEO.