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Etihad Rail, Transportr to develop integrated digital logistics services

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, has signed an agreement with Transportr to provide a complete digital rail freight solution that will complement Etihad Rail’s range of convenient, efficient, and sophisticated technologies.

This strategic collaboration comes as part of Etihad Rail’s long-term digital innovation strategy in advancing cutting-edge technology for the rail sector as well as the company’s commitment to the UAE’s digitalization agenda.

Both companies will work together to enable the streamlining of service provision in the logistics sector through digital solutions such as booking, tracking, and multi-modal connectivity.

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.”

He added that together with Transportr, they can reduce transport and storage costs, improve supply chain resilience, and provide future customers with seamless freight transport. “Transportr provides a range of sophisticated solutions for the whole logistics sector, and we look forward to seeing their promising future growth.”

Commenting on the agreement, Alaa Hawari, general manager of Transportr, said: “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 is committed to the digital transformation of the rail system to achieve the full digitalization of the entire supply chain while Etihad Rail continues to drive change and enhance the wider logistics and transport sector in the UAE and the GCC region for smooth and stable transport of cargo goods.