Dubai Trade hosts 10th E-Service Excellence Award
Dubai Trade honoured winners of its 10th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA), recognising companies for their adoption of smart services in trade, shipping, and logistics.
The ceremony, held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, was attended by Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and managing director, DP World UAE Region; HE Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade; Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs; Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Exports; Hussain Alblooshi, acting COO of Dubai Trade; and officials from the business and trade sectors. Representatives of government banking, finance and the logistics sectors, sponsors and partners were also in attendance.
DP World group CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has emphasised the importance of adopting the best global technologies to empower trade and streamline the supply chain, which will allow companies to continue their growth over the next decade. He has noted that DP World and its subsidiaries are committed to providing smart technologies. He said: “The business sector is rapidly changing due to new technological developments. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain will impact trade to ensure sustainable growth and the demands of an increasingly competitive global market. Only those who can adapt will succeed. He noted that Dubai Trade had completed 19.8 million transactions in 2017, a growth of 4%. The number of companies registered on the portal increased to 142,000, with 15,000 new companies joining last year. The National Fire Fighting Manufacturing company (NAFFCO) won the LogiGate app category, which was launched for the first time in this cycle. Blue Castle Land Transport won the M-Token Services category with Cititrans International Logistics runner-up.
Danzas AEI Emirates won the Smart Services Award for Free Zone Services with Zero One Trading second. Danzas AEI Emirates won the Smart Services Award for Clearance Services with Schenker DB second. NAFFCO Shipping & Forwarding won the Smart Services Award for Payment Services with Easy Way Clearing & Cargo second. Kimoha Entrepreneurs won the Dubai Trade Innovation Award of the Year 2017.
As part of the strategic partnership between Dubai Trade and Dubai Export Development Corporation, two awards were presented to distinguished exporters at ESEA. Indoguna Productions won the New Exporter category while Epoch Cosmetics and Toiletries came second. Bristol Fire Engineering won the Innovative Exporter category and Falcon Pack Industry came second.
HE Abdullah Al Saleh, said: “Much of the UAE’s leadership in foreign trade, which amounted to AED1.7 tn in 2017, is due to the excellence of companies and the business sector across the country. Our country will remain a model for a smart knowledge-based economy and we are committed to supporting the annual E-Services Excellence Award.
Alblooshi of Dubai Trade, said: “Previously, we announced new services once a year through our portal. Now we launch integrated platforms and smart mobile applications for the trade and logistics sector. These efforts support our strategic objectives to enable global trade, helping customers complete their transactions anytime, anywhere. Dubai Trade will continue to explore and deliver more technologies and innovative payment solutions in the future with more smart apps and services that give companies a competitive edge.
Alblooshi honoured ESEA sponsors for their support of the event. Al-Futtaim Logistics and TechnoPro Middle East, were gold sponsors; Agility Logistics, silver sponsor, while the category sponsors were AMI Middle East and Ports Shipping.