Etihad Rail agreed with Borouge to transport 1.3 million tons of polymers annually via rail

Karel Novak, Published on 27/12/2022
Etihad Rail agreed with Borouge to transport 1.3 million tons of polymers annually via rail

The agreement also includes the development of a rail freight terminal in Al Ruways Industrial City.

The terminal extends over an area of more than one million square meters, where the terminal will handle loading and unloading, as well as storage and maintenance of shipping containers. By using rail, the time required to transport Borouge’s products will be reduced to 4 hours compared to 12 hours via other modes of transport.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan said: “This strategic partnership comes in line with Etihad Rail's efforts to provide logistics solutions to some of the country’s largest companies, where they can transport goods through the rail network at reduced costs and time. In doing so, Etihad Rail also contributes to reducing carbon emissions, in line with the objectives of the UAE.”

The terminal is part of the series of freight terminals being developed by Etihad Rail, which are located in the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD), Khalifa Port, Dubai Industrial City, Jebel Ali Port, Al Ghail, and Fujairah Port. The network will form the cornerstone of the UAE’s distribution and logistical services both locally and regionally, with its customs warehouses, and cargo and goods inspection services.

Etihad Rail has also reserved 60% of the network’s annual transport capacity. This was achieved through the commercial agreements Etihad Rail has signed with key companies including Stevin Rock, one of the biggest quarrying companies in the world, Western Bainoona Group, and Al Ghurair Iron & Steel (AGIS).



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