Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the United Arab Emirates’ national railway network, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics allowing Hellmann to use the rail network for its needs in the region.
The agreement was signed by Nasser Al Mansoori, CEO of Etihad Rail, and Madhav Kurup, CEO of Hellmann Middle East and North Africa. It will facilitate the cross-border transport of goods to Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
“Considering our expansion plans in the region, the added value of using rail in the UAE and to connect with our other markets in the GCC, rail is a clear means for us to enhance the efficiency of our services, and we look forward to working with Etihad Rail in doing so,” Kurup said in a written statement.
“Today’s signing is not only an indicator of the rapid progress being made at Etihad Rail as we approach the year-end launch of Stage One, but it also showcases the substantial impact the network will have on regional transport for both local and international businesses,” Al Mansoori said.