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With a global shipping network across regions and strong partnerships with major ocean and road carriers, international freight forwarding is one of our core services. We offer reliable and competitive freight forwarding solutions that support the client’s continual growth and expansion in old and new markets. Our special capabilities to handle shipments ensuring that each of our customers achieves the utmost cost efficiency when moving their freight internationally.

We offer flexible and cost-effective inter-modal solutions to cater to customer’s specific needs in terms of cost, transit time and routing.


Visibility, accessibility and connectivity are the backbone of our IT systems. Through continuous improvement we consistently devise new freight models and innovative solutions to meet our customer’s ever-changing business needs.

Our scopes of services include:

  • Special air /Sea freight rates for containerized and bulk movements

  • Export and import air freight consolidations

  • Combined air- sea freight services

  • Door to door delivery

  • Custom brokerage

  • Warehousing, distribution and delivery

  • Project freight

  • Order follow-up tracking system


  • Multi-modal transport

  • Heavy lift and OOG cargoes


We have the necessary experience and infrastructure to provide comprehensive and professional services for Container Liner Services encompassing vessel operations, sales, brand marketing, container on Hire/Off Hire/Container Sale & Purchase, Equipment Inventory Control services and a host of back up services for a successful container liner operation. We rely on our knowledge of the market to successfully handle container liner services on various geographical trade lanes.

We specialize in roll-on, roll-off (RORO) shipping, that is to say self-propelled cargo capable of being driven on and off vessels. Roll on, roll off shipping is the safest, fastest and most cost-efficient way to transport wheeled cargo, in particular plant, machinery and project cargo that is oversized.

We count on our knowledge of the market to effectively handle container liner services on various geographical trade lanes.

Our Services include:

  • Acting as Owners or Charterers Agent to handle their vessels at all ports of Iraq

  • Quick turnaround of vessels with safe and cost effective handling with high standards of local procurement powers & operational effectiveness

  • Real time updates & reporting

  • Single point of contact for vessel handling & operations

  • Husbanding Services for Vessel and Crew related matters

  • Arrangement for Surveys, Repairs and Maintenance for the ships

  • Monitoring & managing disbursements / expenses


With experience built on handling the most challenging and multi-dimensional shipments on behalf of the world’s loading Project consultants, EPC Contractors & international Freight Forwarders for some of the most prestigious projects in Iraq and the wider Middle East region, our Project Cargo division has developed the expertise to offer solutions & execute movements for any kind of equipment, be it by land, air or sea.

At Tholmann DMCC, along with our network of reliable partners, understand the pulse of Project cargo handling activities like planning. Route selection, packaging, handling, haulage, storage and delivery.

We operate in wide variety of sectors which have project logistics needs, including oil & gas, automotive, construction, & power & energy. Our focus is always on safety, running very strict procedures on any project move.

Our Services include:

  • Logistics, Procurement & Supply Services

  • Handling of In-Gauge and Out-of-Gauge Cargoes that are Over Weight and Over Size

  • Survey and Inspection Services

  • Safe and Secure Storage and Warehousing Provision

  • Regular and Special Transportation Services

  • Costing Studies / Inspection / Feasibility Studies

  • Special Equipment Transport


Extensive skills in cargo logistics for clients in diverse sectors like Oil & Gas, Power generation, Infrastructure construction and a wide spectrum of cargo receivers. Heavy lifts and Supply Chain services require specialized knowledge and technical expertise coupled With ‘Aggressive expediting’ to achieve creative solutions and efficient execution. Our Iraq based teams Baghdad, Basra and Umm Qasr give us the ability to serve the varied requirements of our clients with professional ease.

The dedicated Oil & Gas Logistics Division is involved with the Logistics of cargoes destined to Oil Fields of Iraq. We are logistic Contractor of renowned Oil & Gas Co. and customs agent approved by South Oil Company Iraq. Our synergies and experience in Iraq and numerous advantages allows us to find the optimal solution for the deliveries.

Inland Haulage services are offered to connect Umm Qasr and Khor AI Zubair ports to all provinces in Iraq. Our customers include reputed shipping lines who offer on-carriage services. Our growing list of clients over the years is evidence of our customer’s satisfaction arising from the dedication and selfless commitment of our teams. We aim to be the best in our industry, whilst always keeping in mind the operational and commercial interests of our clients. We have carried break bulk, project cargoes, heavy lifts and containerized cargoes from Iraqi ports to different inland destinations in Iraq.

We strive to be an extension of our client’s implementation teams at location in order to achieve operational efficiency and bring benefit for our clients in terms of Time and Cost. Commitment to quality assurance and continuous Improvement keeps us focused, effective and competitive in this fast changing service industry.

Our services in Inland transportation include:

  • Special Air / Sea Freight rates for Containerized and Bulk Movements
  • Export and Import Air Freight Consolidations

  • Combined Air- Sea Freight Services

  • Door-to-door Delivery

  • Custom Formalities for Levy Exemption and Commercial Shipments

  • Documentation Formalities in Accordance with Client / Operator Requirement

  • Warehousing, Distribution and Delivery

  • Project Freight

  • Order Follow-up Tracking System

  • Cargo Insurance Assistance

  • Survey & Certificates of Conformity


Selection of right customs broker is critical to the clearance process of import & export goods in any country. When you deal with tough to operate markets dealing with right customs agent is the best way to ensure that your goods are successfully imported or exported and that you are not overcharged in duties or taxes nor get struck with clearance of levy exempt shipments.

In these markets, the clearance can take several days or more and often this means additional storage at the port and airport.

Tholmann DMCC employs and deal with highly-experienced customs brokers and entry writers. Our brokers are licensed and are well-versed in tariff and custom laws, allowing them to foresee and avoid potential obstacles to customs clearance.

Our Services include:

  • Interagency Liaison with All Governing Authorities

  • Timely Manifest Filing and Processing of all Customs Bill of Entries

  • Customs Bond

  • Duty And Vat Payments

  • Processing of Integrated Free Zone Exit/Entry Documents

  • Duty Deposits

  • Importer of Record

  • Approvals from Governing Authorities

  • HS Code Identification and Approvals

  • Supply of Needed Manpower Assisting Packing/Unpacking of Goods

  • Processing of Duty Paid Clearance Using Own and 3rd Party License


At Tholmann DMCC, we work with clients to implement the best strategy for their company. Cost effective supply chain operations start by determining the optimum infrastructure.  If the number and size of warehouses or cross dock facilities is incorrect or they are in the wrong place the supply chain will not operate at maximum efficiency. 

Developing and designing the optimal supply chain structures and frameworks that best supports the business’ service proposition, whilst minimizing costs and capital. Aligning the supply chain to the business strategy to deliver the maximum value to the business, customers, and key stakeholders.

Our Services include:

  • Supply Chain Strategy & Infrastructure Modelling

  • Process Improvement & Lean Management

  • Inventory Analysis & Planning

  • Organization Structure Design & Change Management

  • Supply Chain Risk Review

  • Supply Chain Technology Strategy

  • Supply Chain Policy & KPI Development 

  • Cost To Serve Analysis 

  • Sales And Operations Planning (S&OP) 

  • Scenario Planning

  • Demand Planning

  • Customer Collaboration

  • Inventory Optimization

  • Replenishment Planning

  • Production Planning

Outsourcing & Procurement

The successful outsourcing and procurement of logistics support can add real value to the achievement of competitive advantage. However outsourcing logistics and appointing suppliers that provide the right services, under the right commercial arrangement, is a difficult task. Outlining the necessary safeguards that manage the relationship in the tender process is crucial to a successful logistic partnership.

Tholmann DMCC has extensive experience in outsourcing both simple and complex logistics requirements to third parties across an extensive range of industries and types of operations.

Our Services include:

  • Specification of Requirements

  • Strategic Sourcing

  • Supplier Research

  • Tender Management

  • Contract Development & Negotiation

  • Contract & Supplier Performance Management

  • Procurement Strategy


Once the overall logistics strategy has been defined, execution is about establishing priorities to achieve the greatest impact on cost and service, for the least amount of investment, and working through the challenges in an orderly and controlled way. Change must not come at the expense of destabilizing the business. A key feature of Tholmann DMCC is extensive experience both in assisting companies undertaking technical change in-house and outsourcing all or part of the operation to logistics service providers. Whichever route is followed we bring the same structured approach and analytical vigor ensuring all decisions are soundly based and financially and operationally robust.

Our Services include:

  • Freight Transport

  • Transport Design & Modelling

  • Transport Operations Improvement

  • Transportation Planning

  • Warehouse Planning & Design


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