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Abu Dhabi moves to bolster air corridor for food trade

Abu Dhabi moves to bolster air corridor for food trade

The launch of the Fresh Corridor 2.0 will encourage two-way food trade between the UAE and the rest of the world bringing food products into the UAE

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Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Airports, Abu Dhabi Food Hub to set up air corridor for food trade image Getty Images

Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Airports, and Abu Dhabi Food Hub – KEZAD have signed a tri-party memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly set up a fully compliant and transparent origin-to-destination perishable air corridor known as the ‘Fresh Corridor 2.0’.

This MoU sets a framework for Abu Dhabi’s food trade enablers to position the UAE as a key hub in global food supply chains.

The partners will establish a robust ecosystem for food trade and investment.

This ecosystem will feature advanced infrastructure, access to regional consumer markets, and reliable logistics and connectivity worldwide.

Abu Dhabi to support food trade, supply chain solutions

Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of EtihadAirways said: “Etihad Cargo is committed to the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy 2051 and is proud to be an active partner in the launch of the region’s largest food wholesale market – Abu Dhabi Food Hub at KEZAD.

“Etihad Cargo customers will benefit from the expanded infrastructure as a strategic hub in the Middle East to the rest of the world.”

Elena Sorlini, MD and Interim CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports said: “The launch of the Fresh Corridor 2.0 will encourage two-way food trade between the UAE and the rest of the world bringing food products into the UAE but also taking our “Made in the UAE” products to the world in a bold step towards diversification and growth of imports and exports.”

Suresh Vaidhyanathan, CEO of Abu Dhabi Food Hub, said: “This collaboration will indeed enhance our multi-modal capabilities as we seek to position the UAE as a leader in the regional food value chain.

“We are excited to support the global food players in accessing the regional consumer markets with integrated supply chain solutions and incorporating the most recent technologies and further be a key enabler in food trade diversification and UAE’s Food Security Agenda.”

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