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New Aramex terminal

Aramex has begun operating its Express Land Freight Terminal in Al Aweer, which will act as a regional hub connecting the Middle East and Arabian Gulf.

Aramex has begun operating its Express Land Freight Terminal in Al Aweer (Dubai), which will act as a regional hub connecting the Middle East and Arabian Gulf.

Aramex’s land freight terminal was built to accommodate the growth of business in the region, which, according to Safwan Tannir, Aramex senior vice president of cargo, is expected to grow by 30% during this year. Tannir attributed this growth to several factors, namely, the hike in oil prices, which places land freight as the less costly option when compared to air freight, and the region’s geography and its advanced road network.

“Land freight is the future of shipping in the Gulf,” said Tannir. “Aramex has been diligent in building a solid land freight network and infrastructure to be able to cater to the growing demand.”

The new Aramex terminal is equipped with state-of-the-art security systems and occupies a prime location for re-export and distribution as it is situated on the Emirates Ring Road — connecting industrial and free-trade zones across the UAE. It runs a daily scheduled service that covers the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. There are currently plans for Yemen, Sudan and Iran to be added at a later stage.

Aramex’s Express Land Freight network is operated by a modern fleet of 40-foot container trucks equipped with GPS trackers to enable movement monitoring through the company’s website - www.aramex.com.

“The Express Land Freight Terminal, which occupies a land area of 5500 m2, will reinforce the concept of multi-modal transportation in the region and will serve the delivery needs of a variety of different customers, including the FMCG and technology sectors,” said Hussein Hachem, vice president UAE & Oman, Aramex.

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