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Etihad Rail collaborates with Transportr to develop integrated digital logistics services

Agreement to enable UAE railway operator to offer digital solutions for booking, tracking and multi-modal connectivity services

The UAE’s Etihad Rail has announced a collaboration with digital freight services provider Transportr to enable the streamlining of the services it provides in the logistics sector.

The developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network said that the collaboration comes as part of Etihad Rail’s “long-term digital innovation strategy in advancing cutting-edge technology for the rail sector, alongside the company’s commitment to the UAE’s digitalisation agenda”.

Under the cooperation, Etihad Rail and Transportr will work together to offer digital solutions for services such as booking, tracking and multi-modal connectivity, providing “a complete digital rail freight solution that will complement Etihad Rail’s range of new and sophisticated technologies that are convenient and efficient”.

Ahmed Al Hashemi, executive director, Commercial, at Etihad Rail, said: “Etihad Rail is at the forefront of the industry in developing innovative solutions for its customers. Through integrating state-of-the-art technology into our network, we are creating a rail service that is new, modern, and cost effective, bringing significant benefits to the wider local and regional logistics sector.

“Our collaboration with Transportr falls in line with our wider aim of providing customers with smart technologies that enable a resilient and cost-effective supply chain. Through implementing international best practice in designing new digital solutions, we are reducing transport and storage costs, improving supply chain resilience, and providing future customers with seamless freight transport. Transportr provides a range of sophisticated solutions for the whole logistics sector, and we look forward to see their promising future growth.”

Alaa Hawari, general manager of Transportr, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Etihad Rail. The company’s investment in its digital solutions is demonstrative of its wider holistic approach to implementing international best practice across the construction of the UAE’s National Rail Network. This infrastructure will connect key centres of industry with urban and rural communities, sustaining trade, boosting national development, and delivering faster, safer, and more reliable services for businesses.

“Transportr, as a ‘door-to-door’ integrated solution provider, is committed to the digital transformation of the rail system to achieve the full digitalization of the entire supply chain, backed by our experienced professionals, strong infrastructure, digital competence and regional expansion.”

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