Dubai South & International Humanitarian City ink deal for smart solutions

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
  • Follow author on
Dubai South
Officials from Dubai South and IHC during the signing ceremony.

Dubai’s largest single-urban master development focusing on aviation, logistics, and real estate, Dubai South has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the largest humanitarian hub in the world, International Humanitarian City (IHC), in order to facilitate smart operational solutions.

According to the MoU, IHC will implement Masary, an e-gate pass system, to track and trace shipments within a secure network and ensure efficient management of cargo movement.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. AbdulBasit AlMarzouqi, Director of the Logistics District at Dubai South, noted that, “As a prominent logistics hub, we are committed to facilitating optimal smart operational solutions for our clients to ensure seamless services and the uninterpreted flow of goods. Dubai South’s Logistics District will continue to enhance its portfolio of offerings and address the increasing complexity involved in the movement of goods. As such, it will promote best practices and establish a tech-enabled dynamic ecosystem that would allow our valued clients to thrive in this competitive market.”

Mr. Giuseppe Saba, CEO of IHC said that, “Logistics plays a crucial part in IHC’s operations, and the e-gate pass system will strengthen the efficiency of the IHC community’s emergency response. It will save time on aid shipment processing and, ultimately, save the lives of people in need.”

“We would like to consider the signing of this agreement as a starting point for our partnership with Dubai South. Through this partnership, we hope to further develop any tool or facility that could help IHC and its community achieve the goals identified by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum when he founded IHC,” Mr. Saba added.

International Humanitarian City (IHC)

IHC, which was founded in 2003 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is the only non-profit, independent, humanitarian free-zone authority, hosting a community of around 85 members comprising UN organizations, non-profit and non-governmental organizations as well as commercial companies. The international humanitarian community in Dubai consists of about 500 people, representing around 80 nationalities, thus positioning itself as the largest humanitarian hub in the world.

Related: Saudi’s TABADUL & Sadara to develop logistic solutions for petrochemical sector