DP World & Dubai South sign MoU
DP World and Dubai South signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate the seamless entry and exit of goods between Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and Dubai South.
The agreement was signed between H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, and Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO & Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region, and CEO of Jafza at the Dubai South headquarters in the presence of senior management executives and officials of both organizations.
The MoU explores various areas of cooperation between DP World, UAE Region and Dubai South aimed at enhancing the services for customers at the security gates by unifying policies and procedures between the two free zones. In addition to the supply chain route efficiencies, the two sides will also engage in an exchange of knowledge in leading industry practices that would further enhance the management of trade flows between Jafza and Dubai South.
H.E. Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, said, “In line with the vision of our leaders to maintain Dubai’s excellence in the facilitation of goods and services, the MOU with DP World is part of our proactive effort to ensure more efficient operations resulting in smoother transport of goods between the Dubai South and Jafza. This will provide great benefits, especially for companies and participants of the upcoming Expo 2020, which will require easy processing of their entry and exit between these free zones.”
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO & Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza, added, “DP World, UAE Region and Dubai South have taken a major step towards further enhancing the logistics and supply chain efficiencies required to support the on-going work at Expo 2020 site.”
Dubai South’s145-square-kilometer free zone is the venue of Expo 2020 and is close to Dubai’s second state-of-the-art airport, the Al Maktoum International, and one of the world’s busiest ports, Jebel Ali Port. Dubai South’s Logistics Corridor, a unique 200-sqkm custom bonded zone which connects air, land and sea serves key regional markets including Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.