Logistics company Globe Express Services (GES) has won a contract with the cosmetics giant L’Oreal to assist in tracking the company’s shipments in and out of the UAE.

The French company has signed up for GES’ e-service tracking system, which tracks customers’ goods from the initial booking of the shipments to the final delivery at destination. The service aims to be completely paperless and allows customers to see a full log of all past and present activity.

GES has worked with L’Oreal for the past four years before it secured this latest contract.

The logistics firm is looking to strengthen its position throughout the Middle East, specifically regarding its industrial warehousing arm of its business. It opened a warehouse in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, this month and established a facility in Jebel Ali in July.

As investment in transport infrastructure grows, the need for logistical support is increasing. According to a Frost & Sullivan report, the UAE’s logistics market is expected to grow at 8 per cent per year, rising to $10.06bn by 2015, from $6.35bn in 2009.