Logistics provider signs MoU with Etihad Rail
Agility will use Etihad Rail for distribution in the UAE and GCC
Global logistics provider Agility has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Rail.
The agreement will enable Agility to use Etihad Rail’s services for distribution in the UAE and the GCC.
The MoU was signed by acting CEO of Etihad Rail, Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, and Bassel El Dabbagh, CEO of Agility Abu Dhabi.
Al Mazrouei said: “The enhanced connectivity that Etihad Rail will deliver will effectively bring businesses closer together, facilitating more efficient trade and extending geographic markets.
"Our MOU with Agility is another important step forward for the UAE’s rail project.
"Agility is recognised as a logistics leader and we are proud to work with such a major organisation to further develop the logistics industry.”
El Dabbagh added: “The signing of this MoU has established a solid foundation to build a more efficient and extensive supply chain in the UAE and across the GCC.
"We are confident our cooperation with Etihad Rail will enhance our service to customers by providing them with an additional mode of transport that is faster, safer, more reliable and sustainable, and enable them to reach remote areas in the western region.”
The $10.8bn, 1,200km Etihad Rail network will connect industrial areas as well as urban and peripheral communities throughout the country.
The network will form part of the planned GCC railway network – linking the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the west and Oman via Al Ain in the east.
Construction of the project is underway.
Services between Habshan and Ruwais have been operational on a trial basis since September 2013.