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05 February, 2014

Al-Futtaim Logistics participates at the 6th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA), organized by Dubai Trade.

The E-Service Excellence Award is an annual award organized by Dubai Trade to celebrate the success of digital transformation in trade & logistics activities and spread awareness of Dubai Trade Portal as the single window for trade facilitation in Dubai.

Top performers in electronic services adoption in the trade & logistics industry were honoured on February 5th, 2014 by Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator under Dubai World, at its 6th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The event took place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC in Dubai.

The high-profile ceremony was attended by H.E. Abdulla Al Saleh, Undersecretary – Foreign Trade Sector at the UAE Ministry of Economy, Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and Board Member of Dubai Trade, Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade and more than 400 guests including heads of government departments and private sectors, dignitaries, Dubai Trade business units, and large number of businessmen and members of the media. The ceremony started with Mr. Mohammed Al Muallem’s opening address welcoming the 6th ESEA guests and highlighting the leading role and growing status that the UAE is enjoying, alluding to its achievement in the trade and logistics field. He stated: “This celebration recognises the importance of Dubai Trade in empowering and enabling the supply chain through technology, which in turn drives trade in Dubai, the UAE and the wider region. We too are using technology to bring more efficiency for customers, with our new Container Terminal 3 under construction at Jebel Ali, which will be the world’s largest semi-automated facility. In pioneering large scale automation we continue to lead the industry and help realise our leaders’ vision of transforming Dubai into the frontline city of this century with smart systems using technology.”.

Mr. Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade highlighted the key achievements and projects that will further enhance and streamline trade and logistics practices. He also expressed his delight in informing that Dubai Trade recorded a robust growth including the number of registered companies that exceeded 90,000 companies and the number of online transactions surpassed 16.9 million.

Al-Futtaim Logistics is honoured to part of this prestigious ceremony that provides a great platform to gain latest updates on new developments in Dubai Trade. During the ceremony, Al-Futtaim Logistics’ management team were able to meet and network with top officials from the various UAE government authorities and VIP guest, enhancing relationships to further strengthen business partnerships and contribution to the industry. Dubai Trade handed over a token of appreciation for the support extended by Al-Futtaim Logistics.