MoU signed on side-lines of World Ports and Trade Summit 2013
Abu Dhabi, UAE: On the second day of the World Port and Trade Summit 2013, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been announced and signed between Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Agility – Abu Dhabi, a regional freight and logistics leader.
Following an open call to the industry last week to tackle issue of costs in the supply chain, by Mohamed Al Shamisi, EVP – Ports, ADPC; today’s MoU outlines an agreement that will reduce Agility’s road freight tariffs, with ADPC’s ports, for a period of one year.
The terms of the agreement will see Agility provide road freight for container and other cargo for pick-up to and from Khalifa Port, and from any location in the city of Abu Dhabi, including Musaffah.
The new rate of AED 800 per truck, for road freight, represents a significant 33.3 per cent reduction on previous tariffs.
“Developing the most cost effective infrastructure and delivery is crucial to maintaining and supporting a healthy supply chain. Today’s announcement is a clear recognition between two key parties in that chain of the advantages of both increasing efficiency and managing cost,” said Al Shamisi.
H.E. Khadim Al Darei, Vice Chairman, Agility – Abu Dhabi, added:
“Agility is always striving to offer our customers the best in terms of service, efficiency and cost and with the increasing volumes being seen through Khalifa Port we feel we have agreed a win-win situation for everyone involved.”