Gulftainer has started the construction of a new road connecting a network of UAE ports and a new inland terminal in Sharjah. The Saja’a Permanent Access Road represents an investment of around AED 11 million in the local economy and will lead to significant improvements in operational efficiency, the company suggests.
The 2km long highway will link the Saja’a Industrial Investment Park (SIIP), Gulftainer’s first-ever leasehold initiative, via the Emirates Road (E611), to the three major seaports in Sharjah – Port Khalid, Hamriyah Port and Khorfakkan Port. Spanning an area of 750,000 m2, SIIP is designed as a fully bonded logistics facility, with goods imported under bond exempt from duty or VAT until released to the local market.
SIIP will be able to accommodate warehouse units of various sizes, as well as light industrial units, offices and employee accommodation. The industrial park is being built to address the growing demand for logistics facilities in the UAE in the run-up to large scale events such as Expo 2020.