UAE’s national railway network Etihad Rail has signed an agreement with the leading company in digital freight services, Transportr in order to develop integrated digital logistics services.
Etihad Rail and Transportr will collaborate to streamline logistics services using digital technologies such as booking, monitoring, and multi-modal connectivity, resulting in a comprehensive digital rail freight solution that complements Etihad Rail’s convenient and reliable digital services.
Mr. Ahmed Al Hashemi, Executive Director – Commercial at Etihad Rail said, “Etihad Rail is at the forefront of the industry in developing innovative solutions for its customers. Through integrating state-of-the-art technology into our network, we are creating a rail service that is new, modern, and cost-effective, bringing significant benefits to the wider local and regional logistics sector.”
“Our collaboration with Transportr falls in line with our wider aim of providing customers with smart technologies that enable a resilient and cost-effective supply chain. Through implementing international best practices in designing new digital solutions, we are reducing transport and storage costs, improving supply chain resilience, and providing future customers with seamless freight transport,” he further added.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Etihad Rail. The company’s investment in its digital solutions is demonstrative of its wider holistic approach to implementing international best practices across the construction of the UAE’s National Rail Network. This infrastructure will connect key centers of the industry with urban and rural communities, sustaining trade, boosting national development, and delivering faster, safer, and more reliable services for businesses. Transportr, as a ‘door-to-door’ integrated solution provider, is committed to the digital transformation of the rail system to achieve the full digitalization of the entire supply chain, backed by our experienced professionals, strong infrastructure, digital competence, and regional expansion.”
The alliance comes as part of Etihad Rail’s long-term digital innovation strategy in advancing cutting-edge technology for the rail industry, alongside the company’s commitment to the UAE’s digitization agenda.