Logistics industry leaders were full of praise for the opportunity to get a better understanding on Etihad Rail projects, after the company hosted three seminars last month.
Etihad Rail – the master developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway – held seminars for the logistics and bulk sectors in the Northern Emirates and Dubai. This allowed its team an opportunity to share industry best practices and build relationships with partners and potential customers.
Deepak Shirodkar, operations manager, DHL Abu Dhabi said: “It was a great opportunity to be in the company of many of the UAE’s logistics and bulk industry experts, and to discuss important topics.
“As we know, the benefits of rail are numerous, particularly as it will contribute significantly to reducing our carbon foot print and benefiting our environment as a whole. As such, it is a very vital partnership between Etihad Rail and the freight, logistics and integrators community to bring a sustainable, alternate, long-term transportation solution to the region.”
The seminar in Dubai was attended by more than 25 companies and had Suoud Al Agroobi, director of international relations at the Federal Customs Authority (FCA) of the UAE, as the main guest speaker.
Delighted to have participated, Al Agroobi said: “The Etihad Rail event was a great opportunity for us to discuss the various projects that are currently in progress at the FCA as well as getting feedback from the logistics community. The ongoing work by FCA in the GCC Customs Union as well as the different projects underway internally is vital in driving the role the UAE plays in the trading community.
While, Shadi Malak, Etihad Rail executive director - commercial said: “The industry seminars are a critical element of our efforts to understand and support the needs of our prospective partners and customers and therefore develop an integrated rail network that will benefit the whole of the UAE.”
These latest sessions follow seminars for the bulk commodities and shipping and freight sectors which took place in September last year.