New Market Report: United Arab Emirates Freight Transport Report Q1 2015

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Dec 16 2014

The UAE is expected to continue to see strong growth in 2015 across all of its freight modes. The country is rapidly developing one of the world's top logistics markets through investments in ports, airports, rail and free trade zones. These are utilised by the country's air freight and logistics companies, which are becoming a familiar presence throughout the world, serving the globe from their UAE hubs. The country dominates the freight transport sector in the region and its continued expansions to its ports and airports, now being matched by investment into the developing rail network, will ensure that this remains the case.

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Headline Industry Data

* 2015 air freight tonnes through Dubai International Airport forecast to grow by 5.8% and to average 4.9% to 2019.
* The Khalifa Port is forecast to enjoy gross tonnage handling growth of 10.9% in 2015. Growth over the medium term will average 10.0%.
* The UAE's total trade real growth in 2015 forecast to be 6.4% and to average 4.8% over the medium term to 2019.

Key Industry Trends

New Terminal At Al Maktoum To Facilitate Uptick In Imports: A new terminal at Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport will boost the facility's role in the UAE air cargo sector. The expanded capacity will enable Al Maktoum to better meet the country's growing demand for imports, particularly jewellery, for which air freight offers the most suitable transport mode and also enable it to retain its role in the global transhipment sector.

Rail Plan Gaining Momentum: The crucial second phase of the UAE's rail network has now been assured full federal government funding and contracts are set to be awarded in the coming months after a lengthy tendering process. The project will play a key part in the development of the UAE's rail freight sector linking industrial areas with the country's two major ports and also offering cross-border links into Oman and Saudi Arabia.

Abu Dhabi Terminals To Invest USD109mn In Khalifa Port...

The United Arab Emirates Freight Transport Report has been researched at source, and features latest-available data covering commercial transport and logistics by road, rail, air and water; industry forecasts, company rankings covering leading national and multinational operators; and analysis of latest industry trends, opportunities, projects and regulatory changes.

Business Monitor International (BMI)'s United Arab Emirates Freight Transport Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Emirati freight transport and logistics industry.

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