Abu Dhabi Customs has signed a joint agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports to develop a new framework designed to facilitate the entry and exit of empty containers at Khalifa Port.
The partnership arrangement between the two entities governing empty container moves was signed this week by Mubarak Matar Al Mansouri, Executive Director, Customs Operations Sector, at Abu Dhabi Customs, and Abdullah Humaid Al Hameli, Executive Vice President Corporate Support at Abu Dhabi Ports.
According to Mr Al Mansouri: “The signing of an agreement that governs the entry and exit of empty containers at Khalifa Port with Abu Dhabi Ports reflects the commitment of Abu Dhabi Customs towards its strategy of constructive cooperation with strategic partners. This collaboration aims to support the security of the UAE society and promote economic growth whilst activating the shared interests between both entities.”
Abu Dhabi Customs expected that this partnership will improve operational performance, simplify procedures, improve services and maximise return on investment through applying innovative practices. Commenting on the agreement, Abdulla Humaid Al Hameli, added: “The integrated mechanism will establish a clear regulatory framework to simplify trade and logistics procedures through Khalifa Port. We are constantly exploring strategic partnerships and pioneering ways to help make Abu Dhabi an increasingly attractive transport and trading hub, supporting the growth of the regional maritime ecosystem.“