The World Bank has positioned the United Arab Emirates as the best performing tradelogistics service provider in the Gulf region and is a world-class global logistics hub. The logistics industry is expected to grow 4.8% between 2017 and 2021.
The United Arab Emirates two leading airports (Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports) have been investing in improving and expanding their facilities consistently in the past years and it is expected that they will continue to invest to sustain the expected freight growth.
Dubai has also recently opened a third cargo and passenger airport, the Al Maktoum international Airport (Dubai World Central) at Dubai South with new exciting business opportunities for logistic companies. When completed the airport will become the world’s largest airport with a capacity of more than 160 million passengers and 12 million tons of cargo per annum. The airport forms the heart of a greater project, a 140 square kilometer multiphase development of six clustered zones that includes the Dubai Logistics City (DLC), Commercial City, Residential City, Aviation City and the Golf City.
Jebel Ali Port, managed by DP World, is investing $1.6 billion to increase the port’s total capacity to 22.1 million containers. Similarly, Abu Dhabi Ports Company plans to expand Khalifa Port by 100 square kilometres by mid-2018 to accommodate more industries and keep up with growth in the sector.
Our cooperation with global logistics clients has shaped our team of legal experts whom has developed the industry knowledge required to provide seamless assistance and support to their operations in the Middle East. The ever changing regulatory framework and the fast advances in technology are the main challenges that clients in logistics and transports face in current times.
Our team of experts is always at the forefront of such innovation and constantly keeps up to date with latest advancement in technology and regulations.
We provide bespoke assistance on the ground and deal with administrative, technical, regulatory and immigration needs so that our clients can focus on the business.
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