Dubai Customs joins with Transguard to ensure cargo security

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Transguard, the largest manpower supplier in the UAE to deliver security services of transport, guarding and storage of valuable cargo for passengers and customers. 

The partnership will offer services including storage of valuable items, escorting for inspection, transportation, customs clearance and documentation of all kinds of customs declarations and it will be delivered in Dubai airport premises and all Customs ports in the emirate.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdullah Busnad, Executive Director of Customs Inspection Division and Dr. Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Group Security and Chief Executive Officer of Transguard.

Commenting on the MoU Dr. Abdullah Busnad stated that, “At Dubai Customs, we put our customers’ requirements at the forefront of our priorities. Dubai Customs is very much keen to provide global best practices for travelers and customers to ensure maximum care, protection and safety for their high-value goods, to their utmost assurance, peace of mind and satisfaction.

The appreciable performance Transguard has shown in offering security and facility management services for companies in UAE has paved the way for the group to enter into a partnership with Dubai Customs, Dr. Busnad added.

Dr. Abdulla Al Hashimi
Dr. Abdulla Al Hashimi
Divisional Senior Vice President Emirates Group Security
CEO – Transguard

“Transguard will provide Dubai Customs customers with our distinctive services to ensure high levels of security and safety for their precious items.  The move will facilitate trade processes, improve service standards and expedite the delivery of valuable cargo shipments.”

As per reports, from March to June 2020, Dubai has posted $18.2 billion in air cargo of gold and diamond trade, with a volume of 601.4 tons. The huge value recorded during the crisis of the COVID-19 clearly reflects Dubai’s prominence as a strategic hub for gold and precious commodities trade.