Emirates SkyCargo and Emirates Post Group (EPG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Dubai Airshow.
The MoU was signed by Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, and by Abdulla M. Alashram, Group CEO, Emirates Post Group.
Under the terms of the MoU, the two entities will work together to develop an e-Commerce end-to-end global logistics platform, with a key focus on serving markets in the Middle East, Africa and West Asia.
The partnership will pivot on the strength of Dubai as a global hub for logistics and will encourage e-commerce businesses to set up operations in the city, ideally positioned as a gateway to major consumer markets. Nearly two thirds of the total global population can be reached within an eight hour flight from Dubai and this forms an attractive proposition for e-Commerce players aiming to deliver goods to customers within the shortest possible time. With its sophisticated transport links, transit hubs and supply chain infrastructure, Dubai is also well positioned to handle global flows and volumes of e-Commerce cargo.
Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, cargo, said: “We are very excited to be embarking on this pioneering partnership with Emirates Post Group to create a comprehensive global platform for e-Commerce, a vertical which has been steadily increasing in importance over the years including most recently during the pandemic when more and more consumers shopped online from around the world. This partnership is part of our broader e-Commerce strategy to provide support as a distribution partner to small and medium sized e-Commerce players and other businesses, based both within and outside the UAE, who may not have the required infrastructure required to scale their business and reach a global audience.”