Etihad Rail announces rail freight terminal at DIC
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s National Rail network, and Dubai Industrial City (DIC) have announced a freight terminal spread across 5.5 million square feet.
The terminal will contribute to cementing the UAE’s position as an international trade hub and boost Dubai’s global competitiveness in manufacturing, logistics, transport, trade, and investment.
A major element of the UAE’s advanced transportation system
Furthermore, the rail freight terminal will complement Dubai and the UAE’s advanced infrastructure and state-of-the-art transport network, cementing the nation’s position as a gateway to the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
Major boost to UAE’s Industrial Strategy
The terminal at DIC will deliver a major boost to the UAE’s Industrial Strategy, also known as Operation 300bn. Increasing the industrial sector’s contribution to the economy by building advanced logistics infrastructure will strengthen the country’s position as the leading Arab nation in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.
In addition, the new terminal builds on DIC’s proximity to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum International Airport, which allows hundreds of companies to reach two-thirds of the world’s population in eight hours. It will provide a range of benefits to the 780 business partners in DIC and the surrounding areas.
Moreover, the environmentally friendly terminal will be the newest mode of transport in Dubai and will complete a comprehensive mobility network comprising one of the world’s busiest airports for international travel, the region’s largest port, and state-of-the-art infrastructure nationwide.
The new terminal is located within the Etihad Rail’s network which runs from Seih Shuaib to Dubai and Sharjah, forming a critical part of Stage Two of the UAE National Railway.
The UAE National Railway will deliver wider national economic growth through an efficient, sustainable, safe, and cost-effective transportation network. The project will reduce carbon emissions by up to 80 percent.