Rail: Link­ing the UAE to Saudi Ara­bia

Eti­had Rail has part­nered with Transworld Lo­gis­tics.This col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the op­er­a­tor of UAE's rail­way net­work and the ship­ping and lo­gis­tics com­pany em­pha­sises the im­por­tance of rail in multi-modal trans­port in the Mid­dle East and will de­liver a hi

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Eti­had Rail, the de­vel­oper and op­er­a­tor of the UAE’s na­tional rail­way net­work, has signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with Transworld Lo­gis­tics, a multi-faceted ship­ping and lo­gis­tics com­pany. The agree­ment will pro­vide Transworld Lo­gis­tics– a part of the UAE-based global con­glom­er­ate Transworld Group-with a new and eco­nom­i­cal mode of trans­port and help de­liver a re­li­able, high vol­ume ser­vice across rail and ship­ping net­works.

The MoU was signed by Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Eti­had Rail, and Man­nan Bala­sub­ra­ma­nian, Gen­eral Man­ager of Transworld Lo­gis­tics.

“This agree­ment ce­ments an im­por­tant re­la­tion­ship be­tween our two com­pa­nies,” said Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Eti­had Rail. “In ad­di­tion to their ware­hous­ing and lo­gis­tics of­fer­ings, the Transworld Group also rep­re­sents other or­gan­i­sa­tions along­side Transworld Lo­gis­tics–th­ese are Ori­ent Ex­press Lines and Balaji Ship­ping Lines. The col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Eti­had Rail and Transworld Lo­gis­tics high­lights the im­por­tance of rail as a vi­tal com­po­nent of mul­ti­modal trans­port in the Mid­dle East.”

Es­tab­lished in 1976, the Transworld Group is one of the lead­ing in­ter­na­tional providers of multi- modal in­te­grated lo­gis­tics ser­vices in the Mid­dle East, the In­dian Sub­Con­ti­nent and South East Asia. The Transworld Group has three ship own­ing com­pa­nies based in In­dia, UAE and Sin­ga­pore.

Man­nan Bala­sub­ra­ma­nian, Gen­eral Man­ager of Transworld Lo­gis­tics said, “Once op­er­a­tional, the Eti­had Rail net­work will trans­port large vol­umes of goods in an eco­nom­i­cal, safe and ef­fi­cient man­ner, trans­form­ing the freight in­dus­try across the UAE. Eti­had Rail will also pro­vide an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly method of trans­port, which is al­ways a key con­sid­er­a­tion for us. Our part­ner­ship with Eti­had Rail will cre­ate an even more ef­fec­tive goods trans­port ser­vice across the Mid­dle East.”

The Eti­had Rail net­work will span ap­prox­i­mately 1,200 kilo­me­ters across the UAE, pro­vid­ing both freight and pas­sen­ger ser­vices. It will con­nect ur­ban and pe­riph­eral com­mu­ni­ties, fa­cil­i­tate trade, open up com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nels and foster eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment across all Emi­rates in the UAE. The net­work will also form a vi­tal part of the GCC Rail­way Net­work, link­ing the UAE to Saudi Ara­bia through Gh­weifat in the west and Oman through Al Ain in the east.

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