November 20, 2017: Emirates SkyCargo has signed an MoU with Dubai CommerCity- the first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in the Middle East and North Africa region located in Dubai.

As per the deal, Emirates SkyCargo will work with Dubai CommerCity to develop new solutions for the global e-commerce sector.

The MoU was signed by Nabil Sultan, Emirates divisional senior vice president, Cargo and Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, director general - Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), in the presence of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive officer, Emirates airline and Group.

“Every day Emirates SkyCargo transports a large volume of e-commerce shipments as part of our mail or general cargo offerings. We are progressing to the next step where we cooperate more closely with e-retailers with the ultimate aim of getting products to customers even more quickly and cost effectively,” said Sultan. “Dubai CommerCity, with its focus on e-commerce, can be an ideal platform for us to develop and roll out new solutions as well as technology that can be used to improve the speed, efficiency and safety of e-commerce shipments,” he added.

Meanwhile, DAFZA director general Al Zarooni said, “Dubai CommerCity is considered to be a pioneering and influential leading city in solidifying e-commerce in the UAE and the region, which adopts a non-traditional approach to formulating and offering complementary services directly related to the development of its business which will be announced in the near future. We are optimistic with the pivotal and dynamic role played by Emirates SkyCargo in Dubai CommerCity.”

Dubai CommerCity is a joint venture between DAFZA and wasl Asset Management Group. Launched in October 2017, Dubai CommerCity aims to promote Dubai’s position as a hub for international e-commerce and retail.

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