New Jafza bridge a 'game changer' for Dubai logistics

Road link over Sheikh Zayed Road between Jafza North and Jafza South to improve traffic flow
New Jafza bridge a 'game changer' for Dubai logistics
Jafza Bridge is now open for traffic and will further enhance the flow of goods between the two logistics hubs.
By Eddie Taylor
Sun 21 Jan 2018 08:54 AM

A new road link over Sheikh Zayed Road is set to smooth the flow of traffic between Jebel Ali Port and Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

Jafza Bridge, a project undertaken by the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in collaboration with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is now open for traffic and will further enhance the flow of goods between the two logistics hubs – all operating under a single customs environment – and the Jebel Free Zone in what has now become known as Dubai’s “Logistics Corridor”.

There is clearly pressure to maintain traffic infrastructure in the area. Jebel Ali Port is the now sixth-largest container port in the world, while Jebel Ali Free Zone is now home to more than 6,500 companies.

Al Maktoum International Airport is also set to be the world’s largest airport in both size and volume when it’s fully operational in around 2022 – and air freight volumes increased 9.1 percent during the first nine months of 2017.

“Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone continues to invest in infrastructure to diversify sources of income and build a sustainable economy based on knowledge and innovation,” commented Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman and CEO of DP World Group.

"The DP World group continues to attract more foreign investments and maintain the competitiveness of the port and the free zone globally with focus on innovative development of the global supply chain to strengthen the country's position as a regional and global business hub, facilitate trade movement and open up new markets for companies operating from the Free Zone in Dubai.”

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