Al Jaber Group utilizes rail transport to enhance operations

Published on : Friday, July 11, 2014

Etihad-Rail-300x91Al 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 transport 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 our
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 transportation 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.


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