With a relatively small native population and vast oil wealth, the United Arab Emirates maintains a free and open market system to complement its international economy. The UAE exchanges crude oil for goods such as machinery, transportation equipment, cars, and food. Its main trading partners include industrialized nations in Asia and Europe as well as the USA.
It has modernized infrastructure in its port facilities that boost international trade and transportation of goods and services. Adding to its several multi-specialty free zones, more than 45 free zones, the UAE shows promising opportunities to boost international trade in sea and air freight considerations.
United Arab Emirates oversees an extensive sea freight forwarding in most ports of the country, of which the biggest ones are described below:
This port is located 35km south-west of Dubai, UAE and covers about 134 square kilometers. It is considered the largest man-made harbor worldwide. It started its operations in 1979. Its cargo handling capacity amounts to 170 million tons, making it among the top 10 busiest ports in the world.
The port is situated on the east coast of the UAE and is the region’s only natural deep-sea port. The port was established in 1976 and occupies a total area of 70 hectares.
It contains 6 quays with expansions of 2,000 meters, 26-yard gantry cranes with 30 container handlers as well as 116 terminal tractors. The port has a storage capacity of 45,000 TEUs in regards to containerized cargo.
Located in Abu Dhabi, UAE was inaugurated to commence its operations in 2012. The port contains state-of-the-art infrastructure such as 42 stacking cranes (automated), 12 of the earth’s largest quay cranes, and 20 straddle carriers. Its annual throughput amounts to 12 million tons of cargo with a 2.5 million TEU container capacity.
It deals with containers, general cargo, dry and liquid bulk, reefers, and project cargo. Its principal connection is a high-speed road, with rail connection plans underway.
Below describes an overview of air freight forwarding in major airports of United Arab Emirates.
As of 2015, the airport ranked 6th position in busiest airport in regards to cargo volume. The airport is located in Al Garhoud, east of Dubai. It covers an area of more than 1,200 hectares.
It began operating in 1960 and by 2017, it handled cargo amounting to 2.65 million. Its main cargo terminal – Cargo Mega Terminal – handles a capacity of 1.2 million tons annually and its future expansions plans will enable it to handle more than 3 million cargo annually.
It has comprehensive road connections.
The airport is situated in Abu Dhabi and covers an expanse of 3,400 hectares. It began operating in 1982 and is the second largest airport in the UAE. It handles more than 800,000 tons of cargo a year.Its principal connection is by road.
The airport is located in Jebel Ali, 40km from Dubai Airport. It began operations in 2010, where its first phase was created for cargo traffic. Although its infrastructure construction is scheduled in phase completion, it has a projected cargo capacity of more than 12 million tons a year. Its expanse will cover about 14,000 hectares.
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