Emirates SkyCargo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai CommerCity – the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The airline will work with Dubai CommerCity to develop new solutions for the global e-commerce sector, a growing vertical for the air cargo industry worldwide and Emirates SkyCargo says it is working with stakeholders across the supply chain to identify the best methods to add value to the e-commerce business.
The MoU was signed by Emirates divisional senior vice president for cargo, Nabil Sultan and Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) director general, His Excellency Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, in the presence of Emirates Airline and Group chairman and chief executive officer, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.
Sultan says: “Every day Emirates SkyCargo transports a large volume of e-commerce shipments as part of our mail or general cargo offerings. We are progressing to the next step where we cooperate more closely with e-retailers with the ultimate aim of getting products to customers even more quickly and cost effectively.”
He adds: “Dubai CommerCity, with its focus on e-commerce, can be an ideal platform for us to develop and roll out new solutions as well as technology that can be used to improve the speed, efficiency and safety of e-commerce shipments.”
Zarooni says the partnership will be a major boost to the strategic goals of making Dubai CommerCity and unified platform for government, administrative and customs services and logistics to help meet the needs of the e-commerce sector.
He says: “The cooperation between Emirates SkyCargo and Dubai CommerCity will enable us to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global hub for e-commerce operations and provide a value-added logistics experience, which in turn, can drive the growth of both parties.”
Dubai CommerCity is a joint venture between DAFZA and wasl Asset Management Group, which was launched in October 2017 with the aim to strategically promote Dubai’s position as a focal point for international e-commerce and retail.