Dubai Logistics Corridor board formed
Dubai, November 3, 2009
Economic Zones World (EZW) and Dubai Aviation City Corporation (Dacc), have announced the creation of a board for the development of the ambitious Dubai Logistics Corridor, planned to be the world’s largest multi-modal logistics platform.
Under the agreement, Salma Hareb, chief of EZW and Rashed Buqara’a, chief of Dacc, were appointed members of the board. Two more members, one each from EZW and Dacc, will be nominated at a later date.
The formation of the board marks a significant step forward in the creation of the Dubai Logistics Corridor, the region’s first truly multimodal logistics platform, linking sea, land and air, to facilitate the transportation of goods in record time.
The board will formulate the long term plan to ensure the sustained development of the Dubai Logistics Corridor and the alignment of its concept with national economic objectives.
“Dubai has always been a trading hub. The Dubai Logistics Corridor is the first step to make Dubai the fastest, most agile logistics platform for the global supply chains,” said Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Dacc.
“The board, with the proven capability of its members, will provide the right momentum for the whole process. We are committed to keeping pace with Jebel Ali’s dramatic infrastructure developments, which will soon redefine the logistics and supply chain industries in the region,” added Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman, Dubai World, the parent company of EZW.
EZW and Dacc began their collaboration on the Dubai Logistics Corridor in July, with the aim to double Dubai’s world class industrial and logistics infrastructure.
The Dubai Logistics Corridor will be driven by the combined logistical and operational power provided by the Al Maktoum International Airport, Jebel Ali Port and the Free Zones (Jafza for EZW and Dubai Logistics City and Aviation City for Dacc).-TradeArabia News Service