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Our Story

Rashad Toukan
a man smiling with his hand on his face, Mamoun Toukan

Internal archives show Arab Transit's history dates back to the 1930s. The Company was owned by a group of leading Jordanian and Palestinian businessmen, including the late Mr. Rashad Toukan, offering customs clearance and transport services from Mediterranean ports like Beirut, Lattakia, and others. In the years after, his son the late Mr. Mamoun Toukan, a prominent businessman and entrepreneur, later acquire bigger stake of Arab Transit's ownership and expand it's activities in the region. Arab Transit was his endeavor in the logistics and transport space, and one that would be carried out through the generations to come. 

a ship docked at a port red sea aqaba

"Steeped in Tradition, Driven by Experience"


In the early years of founding, Jordan was part of Transjordan and the Company handled cargo from nearby in the Mediterranean. Following the independence of Jordan in 1946 and the establishment of the port of Aqaba for commercial use in the 1950s, Arab Transit shifted to handling cargo in the Port of Aqaba, with the first commercial sugar vessel in Aqaba being handed by Arab Transit. 

After Mr. Mamoun's passing, Arab Transit was led by his son, Mr. Rashad Toukan, who spent his earlier professional life chartering vessels and operating a shipping agency. Mr Rashad has accumulated over 35 years of experience in shipping and logistics, and has served in multiple board positions, including as a board member on the Jordan Shipping Association, Aqaba Ports Corporation, and Aqaba Container Terminal (operated by APM Terminals).

Today, as the Company accumulates over 70 years of experience, and having the third generation join in, Arab Transit offers a range of solutions that complement one another and aims to be known as the Region's Trusted Logistics Partner.   Learn more about Our Heritage

About us

Arab Transit is a leading shipping and logistics company with a rich heritage dating back to the 1930s. With decades of professional expertise and a commitment to excellence, we provide comprehensive transportation solutions to clients across the globe. Our company specializes in delivering cargo and managing logistics operations efficiently, ensuring reliable and timely service.

As a trusted partner in the industry, Arab Transit combines traditional values with modern approaches to meet the evolving needs of our clients. We leverage our extensive network, technology, and a highly skilled team to deliver exceptional results.

Our services include shipping agency, freight forwarding, customs clearance, transportation, logistics management and more. 

At Arab Transit, we understand that every shipment is unique, and we tailor our solutions to meet specific requirements.

Our dedicated team works closely with clients to provide personalized and cost-effective solutions, ensuring smooth and efficient transportation of goods. With a customer-centric approach, we prioritize transparency, communication, and customer satisfaction throughout the entire process.

With our strong heritage as the foundation, Arab Transit continues to innovate and adapt to the changing dynamics of the shipping and logistics industry. We stay alongside industry trends and regulations, enabling us to provide expert insights and advisory services to our clients.



Head Office

Arab Transit Goods Transport & Clearing Co.
Arar Mustafa Wahbi Al Tal St 106, City Plaza,
3rd Floor 
Amman, Jordan

Tel: +962-6-4617590


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