Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, is gearing up for its 10th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) by featuring four new categories to recognise users of LogiGate, the innovative logistics marketplace that enables cargo owners to book warehouses and competitive transportation services online or using a smart phone.
The event that will be held in Dubai during the first quarter of 2018, is the first of its kind in the region to recognise organisations for adopting smart services in trade, shipping and logistics.
The four new categories that will be featured in the 10th anniversary of the award are: LogiGate Transport Best Cargo Owner, LogiGate Transport Best Transporter, LogiGate Warehousing Best Warehouse Operator and LogiGate Warehousing Best Cargo Owner. Winners are nominated based on the total number of transactions conducted on the app throughout 2017.
ESEA will continue to recognise other categories such as the Innovation Awards and the Smart Services Award for M-Token Services, Smart Services Award for Free Zone Services, Smart Services Award for Clearance Services and Smart Services Award Payment Services. Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of Dubai Economy, will continue its partnership with Dubai Trade by presenting two awards in the exporters’ category entitled New Exporter of the Year and Innovative Exporter of the Year.
Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, said: "Business and Trade is constantly evolving and it’s imperative to keep abreast of change and development to ensure business sustainability and achieve the international competitiveness. This is in line with the UAE 2021 Vision and the Dubai transformation project into a smart city, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai."
Mr Bin Sulayem added: “During the previous decade, Dubai Trade’s strategy has been to promote the adoption of e-services to enable business and trade and make the Emirate a preferred business destination. Great progress has already been made with the adoption of our e-services reaching 98% from 820 services provided on Dubai Trade’s portal and smart app. However, there is a new transformation in global trade encouraging us to continue launching integrated smart platforms to maintain our leading position. Recently, we launched the innovative LogiGate platform for land transportation and warehousing and we are currently working to on more smart platforms for our customers and partners. ”
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, said: "We are witnessing a new technology and information revolution impacting trade and business across the world. Our innovative smart platforms enable smart trade and we are grateful to our partners and customers who have adopted our services.”
He added: ESEA will continue to be a flagship event highlighting business excellence and we will continue our partnerships with our customers to develop systems they need to stay ahead. Smart technology will ensure Dubai and the UAE’s reputation as a preferred destination to do business, work and live.”
Eng. Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Exports, said: "Dubai Exports seeks to promote trade from Dubai and establish a world-class export development and promotion organisation for our exporters. We also continue to build on collaborative initiatives for the business community underlined by our partnership with Dubai Trade for the ESEA Award. This year, the applicants and winners of the export related awards can expect exciting new benefits and services, which will be announced during the event.”
Participants can find information about the ESEA categories and submit for the Innovation Award online through the ESEA website www.esea.ae which has been revamped and upgraded with new features and a better user experience that makes it convenient to submit the application from a desktop or via smart phones.