Al Jaber Crushers & Quarries, a subsidiary of Al Jaber Group
Abu Dhabi - WAM
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has announced a new partnership with National Quarries, one of the leading suppliers of aggregates and construction materials in the UAE.
The two companies have signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding, which unlocks a wide range of benefits for National Quarries, which will use the 1,200km Etihad Rail network to distribute its products within the UAE and across the GCC.
Providing a cost-efficient and reliable transport solution, especially across long haul distances, Etihad Rail will help National Quarries to achieve faster and more consistent transit times, lower its overall logistics costs and increase its capacity.
The agreement is the latest in a long line of regional partnerships that Etihad Rail has entered into over the past 18 months. According to the Company, building effective working relationships with regional businesses and other stakeholders is a key objective.
"Etihad Rail will provide a faster, more reliable and lower cost transportation service that will link the country’s major centres of population and industry with the Gulf and Indian oceans," said Faris Saif Al Mazrouei, Acting CEO of Etihad Rail.
Part of the UAE-based Al Jazeerah Investment Co., National Quarries operates across the GCC, specialising in building and road construction products. It is expected that the volume to products National Quarries will transport by 2020 by Etihad Rail will reach 2,000,000 tonnes.
Once fully operational, the AED 40 billion Etihad Rail will cater to freight and passengers, connecting urban and peripheral communities, and fostering economic development across all seven emirates. The network will also form a vital part of the GCC railway network, linking the UAE to Saudi Arabia via Ghweifat in the west and to Oman via Al Ain in the east.