Fujairah Terminals, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has signed an exclusive agreement with the Al Mayya Group to handle livestock logistics involving the annual import of more than a million sheep, goat and cattle into the UAE. It is understood to be one of the largest contracts of its kind ever signed for the UAE and Fujairah Terminals will allocate Al Mayya Group a specially designated quarantine and berth area situated within the Port of Fujairah.
Fujairah has been selected as it ensures a much shorter sailing time to and from key destinations including East Africa. AbdulAziz Al Balooshi, CEO at Fujairah Terminals, said: “Fujairah Terminals is well equipped to meet the market’s increasingly wide spectrum of demands and requirements. As the only multipurpose port on the UAE’s eastern seaboard, our advanced infrastructure and ultra-modern facilities are ideally placed to readily connect and handle inbound sensitive cargo directly from East Africa.”
The agreement with Fujairah Terminals marks a significant step forward in Al Mayya Group’s plans to streamline its livestock logistics and improve economies of scale. Suliyman Halbouni, CEO, Al Mayya Group, says, “We look forward to working closely with our partners to serve the direction and vision of the UAE leadership protocol for regional food security and sustainability.”