Emirates News Agency – Etihad Rail signs 7 memorandums of understanding during the Middle East Railway Conference and Exhibition

Emirates News Agency – Etihad Rail signs 7 memorandums of understanding during the Middle East Railway Conference and Exhibition
Emirates News Agency – Etihad Rail signs 7 memorandums of understanding during the Middle East Railway Conference and Exhibition

– The company focuses on further developing railway services for cargo and passenger transportation with its partners.

ABU DHABI, 17th May / WAM / Etihad Rail concluded its participation in the Middle East Railway Conference and Exhibition 2023, which was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Court. Presidency, and in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, and the Gulf Railway Authority.

The exhibition welcomed more than 10,000 participants, including 300 exhibitors, 8 ministers, and 600 dignitaries, from 30 countries around the world. The company signed seven memorandums of understanding during the event, including a strategic partnership with DHL Global Forwarding to establish a joint venture company, cooperation with Arsenale, the Italian luxury hospitality company, and Mico Logistics Services, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi Ports Group. In addition to the Office National des Railways (ONCF), the national railway operator in the Kingdom of Morocco, Uber, the global technology company, Skygo, the company specializing in drone freight operations, and the Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation.

The MoUs will support knowledge exchange opportunities between Etihad Rail and its partners, as well as support its efforts to develop its services in the areas of cargo freight and passenger transport. Etihad Rail also had a distinguished presence on the agenda of the conference accompanying the exhibition, where Shadi Malak, CEO of the company, delivered a keynote speech to the audience.

Shadi Malak said: “We are proud to host the Middle East Railway Exhibition and Conference once again, which is in line with the wise vision of our wise leadership, and its awareness of the advantages offered by railway networks, and the importance of relying on trains to ship goods and transport passengers. This year’s event is the largest ever.” We are pleased to reinforce our commitment to our partners and to participate alongside the world’s leading companies in the railway sector.”

Commenting on these agreements, Shadi Malak said: The memorandums of understanding that we concluded today reflect our efforts to continue exploring partnership opportunities that help us improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the national railway network. Benefits to passengers and beneficiaries of railway transport services in all sectors.

He added: The new partnership with DHL Global Forwarding enhances the importance of the event, with the presence of Etihad Rail as a host, as an important platform for concluding partnerships and agreements with international companies, for the benefit of the UAE and the region as a whole.

He said, “We will work with the National Office of Railways in the Kingdom of Morocco, one of the oldest railway operators in the African continent, specifically in the areas of exchanging knowledge and best educational practices during the various stages of developing the UAE’s national railway network.”

He added that Mico Logistics Services has a proven record of achievements in the UAE, and according to the memorandum between the two parties, solutions for multimodal transport will be developed, as a result of which customers will be able to optimally utilize their time and utilize their resources more efficiently, which allows them to focus on achieving their goals. basic business.

“Our collaboration with Arsenale is testament to Etihad Rail’s commitment to driving economic and social growth in the country, through the national rail network,” he added. By providing a luxurious train travel experience, we provide a unique global model for the region, contribute to supporting the national tourism sector, and will also be able to highlight the country’s diverse heritage and beauty to visitors from all over the world, and improve the quality of life of citizens and residents.

He said that the memorandum with “Uber” is in line with Etihad Rail’s efforts to contribute to improving the quality of life of people across the country, by enhancing its capabilities to provide easily accessible means of transportation throughout the Emirates, specifically in underserved areas. Etihad Rail is looking forward to working closely with Uber and benefiting from its expertise in the field of global transport. Etihad Rail will also cooperate with Skygo in the field of using drones to monitor the operations of freight trains, and to benefit from its technologies in services Data, and the memorandum with this company is another example of Etihad Rail’s endeavors to achieve more innovation, develop new operations, and continue its current digital efforts.. As for the Fujairah Natural Resources Corporation, we will work to provide Etihad Rail customers with a comprehensive solution based on reliability, sustainability, speed and low cost, We can ensure the resilience and adaptability of the supply chains of our partners, such as the Corporation, by relying on the integrated transportation service that we provide to them.

And he said, “Our goal at Etihad Rail is to provide the best service to our customers through our easy logistics services, and to allow them to focus on their other operations, while we manage these services to the fullest.”

Etihad Rail’s participation in the event comes shortly after its inauguration of the national railway network, and the launch of freight train operations across the country. Rail transport across the country.

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