Al Jaber Group utilizes rail transport to enhance operations

2014-07-09

Al Jaber Group signs MoU with Etihad Rail

Abu Dhabi, 9 July 2014 – Al Jaber Crushers & Quarries, a subsidiary of Al Jaber Group, has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway to utilize rail transport for its logistics operations.

Signed by Eng Faris Al Mazrouei, Acting CEO of Etihad Rail and H.E Khalifa Obaid Al Jaber, Al Jaber Group board member, the MoU establishes a strategic collaboration between the two parties and allows Al Jaber Crushers & Quarries to transfer its products in a cost and time effective manner.

By 2019, Al Jaber Crushers & Quarries will be able to transport its various products including stones, sand, and other aggregated material from its loading station at Shawkah in Ras Al Khaimah to offloading stations at Port Saqr, Jebel Ali in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Industrial City and Al Ruwais in Abu Dhabi as well as Al Ain.

Eng. Faris Al Mazrouei, Acting CEO of Etihad Rail commented: “We are delighted with the agreement and we believe that Al Jaber Group will witness significant benefits from future rail operations. We are proud to work with established national companies and this is an important part of our strategy. Our services will provide UAE organisations with sustainable solutions in transportations and logistics.”

H.E Khalifa Obaid Al Jaber said: “We are proud to announce this important MoU with Etihad Rail. We are contributing to the development of this prestigious project, and looking forward to benefiting of this 1,200 kilometers national rail network in the logistical operations of Al Jaber Crushers & Quarries. This agreement provides the most sustainable services in the transportation field in the UAE”.

Once fully operational, Etihad Rail will cater to both freight and passengers, spanning approximately 1,200 kilometres across the UAE. The rail network will connect urban and peripheral communities, facilitate trade, open up communication channels and foster economic development across all seven emirates. The network will also form a vital part of the GCC railway network, linking the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the west and to Oman via Al Ain in the east.