DUBAI – THE Gulf emirate of Dubai, home to the biggest port in the Middle East, on Monday opened a Dubai Logistics Corridor aimed at easing the flow of shipments between sea and air ports in the trade hub.
The main aim is ‘the improvement in the flow of sea-to-air cargo by eliminating the processes of exit and entry from one zone to another,’ said Salma Hareb, head of Dubai Logistics Corridor.
‘Additionally, there will be a potential elimination of double customs inspection,’ she added.
DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport – touted to be the world’s largest when completed – opened for cargo in June and is expected to receive passenger traffic in March with a preliminary capacity of five million passengers a year.
Dubai free zone and customs warehouse trade accounted for more than 35 per cent of the emirate’s total trading volume in 2009 that amounted to 754.1 billion dirhams (S$268.3 billion ), according to government statistics. — AFP