Hamburg logistics company banks on joint transport solutions in UAE

As of now, internationally successful logistics specialist HOYER and Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the United Arab Emirates’ national railway, will be cooperating closely on transport of liquid products in the United Arab Emirates. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to that effect. The agreement will see HOYER Global Transport BV and Etihad Rail working together to develop a safe and sustainable bulk liquid transportation system across the UAE. For HOYER Transport B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of HOYER GmbH headquartered in Hamburg Germany, the cooperation means a further expansion of its logistics portfolio in the growing Gulf countries.

“Based on our experience as a supplier of logistics services in Europe, we know the advantages of using rail as a carrier. We have chosen to work with Etihad Rail so that we can offer our customers a safer, more reliable and more ecologically sustainable mode of transport of liquid products, by rail in the United Arab Emirates as we have done in our other areas of operation,” says Menno Douwes Dekker, managing director of the Deep Sea Middle East & India business unit of HOYER Global Transport B.V.

HOYER has been a part of the Etihad Rail commercial advisory panel for the development of the overall Etihad Rail project since 2011.

Etihad Rail is in the process of developing and operating the UAE’s national rail network, a key element of the developments creating in the UAE a logistics hub for trade and industry in the region. The Etihad Rail network will span a total of 1,200 km across the Emirates. HOYER has been in the UAE since 1999 with an office in Dubai managing liquid bulk transportation in the region.