Rail cold chain development in United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi, UAE: Etihad Rail, the operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dubai-based logistics provider Global Shipping & Logistics LLC (GSL).

The agreement will see GSL use the Etihad Rail network for a temperature-controlled supply chain.

The agreement will offer GSL’s clients (premium restaurant chains) a lower risk cold chain, particularly over long distances, and with a safer, more efficient, and a more environmentally friendly mode of transport than trucks, says Etihad Rail.

Since setting up in 1975, GSL has established itself as a complete supply chain management solution provider, with facilities for customers’ complex cold and temperature-controlled warehousing, freight management and distribution requirements.

“Etihad Rail aims to offer customised solutions to UAE businesses to foster growth within the UAE,” said a spokesman. “We are proud to provide GSL – a leading UAE-based third party logistics provider – reach into the Mena [Middle East and North Africa] region and Asia with a sustainable transportation solution that will positively impact their customers and the UAE community.”

“We anticipate that using rail will create a lower cost and more reliable and effective cold chain for our customers, in particular those who are distributing perishable goods to the GCC market,” added the spokesman.

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