The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association have partnered with DHL Jamaica to provide support logistics for JMEA member companies. This initiative was launched Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 at DHL’s headoffice, 19 Haining Road, Kingston Jamaica.
Under this established partnership, JMEA member companies will have access to special discounted rates provided by DHL. The Country Manager for DHL Jamaica, Nikkolai Cowan, said that members will have a direct channel with DHL in order to export products. “We [DHL] can use our expertise in global trade to help the members of the Association” Cowan expressed.
The JMEA is cognizant of the existing challenges that are crippling small companies; therefore, as part of our mandate, we are always actively seeking opportunities to provide asistance to our member companies. This collaboration with DHL will give manufacturers an opportunity to get their products to consumers wherever they are in the world. President John Mahfood in his remarks highlighted that it is challenging for small companies, without existing overseas distributors break into the export market. “With e-commerce there is an opportunity to export anywhere in the world and I believe that this is for us at the JMEA an important area of growth for small businesses. Partnering with DHL will assist with the reduction of costs and the special pricing provided will only make it easier for our Jamaican manufacturers” he noted. In his conclusion, President Mahfood earnestly thanked DHL for their partnership.
Furthermore, Executive Director of the Association, Kamesha Blake, shared that DHL is an entity that can add great value to the advocacy of the JMEA. This was supported by Community Manager of DHL Jamaica, Michelle Anderson, who expressed that, “We are eager to support our Jamaican businesses; we know that companies are trying to grow and export their products and e-commerce is an area that a lot of businesses need support on and that is our expertise.”
The JMEA will be responsible for communicating this offer to its members and DHL will be able to directly engage with member companies through various marketing opportunities.
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Marketing & Public Relations Officer, JMEA