Transport and Logistics in United Arab Emirates, Market Focus

by Bolloré Logistics United Arab Emirates

 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven emirates: the capital Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain. The Emirates are strategically located at the crossroad of Europe, Africa and Asia.


Since the discovery of oil in the UAE more than 60 years ago, the country has undergone a deep transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with a high standard of living. Successful efforts toward economic diversification have reduced the portion of GDP based on oil and gas output to 30%. The country's Free Trade Zones - offering 100% foreign ownership and zero taxes - are helping to attract foreign investors. The UAE's strategic plan for the next few years focuses on diversification and creating more opportunities for nationals through improved education and increased private sector employment. The UAE diversification plan is supported by significant government investments, especially in the construction and infrastructure industry in anticipation of the 2020 World Expo.

Created in Dubai in 2008 Bolloré Logistics LLC - UAE, is the result of a joint venture with established regional players Dnata, a world’s leading air cargo service provider and Kanoo, a diversified business with a 6,000-strong workforce which has more than 110 years of experience in the Gulf. Their local expertise together with Bolloré Logistics’ regional and global presence is critical to become one of the United Arab Emirates’ largest logistics solutions providers. The partnership is also strategically placed to take advantage of the growing African market.

Bolloré Logistics LLC – UAE’s office and 2,500 sqm warehouse are implanted in Dubai Airport Free Zone since 2009. In 2015, Bolloré Logistics reinforced its local presence by opening an additional warehouse in the Jebel Ali Freezone in order to meet customers’ growing requests and to continue improving its performance.

The synergy within teams allows Bolloré Logistics LLC - UAE to offer a full range of services and tailor made solutions to sectors such as aerospace, oil & gas, industrial projects, healthcare, aid & relief as well as a sharp expertise in food reefer and the retail market.

Certified both as a IATA, FIATA and NAFL** agent, Bolloré Logistics LLC - UAE operates in strict compliance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 OSHAS 18008:2007. Bollore Logistics LLC – UAE beneficiates from its own custom broker license and became in 2018 an official Dubai Customs Approved E-Freight agent.

* LLC: Trade License granted by the Dubai government and Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA) and Jebal Ali Freezone (JAFZA).

** NAFL: Arabian Gulf's first national freight forwarders association.

1. Logistics warehouse and main office in Dubai Airport Free Zone.
2. 9,300 of Freight Tons Sea shipments handled via Ras al-Khaima port for one of the global leaders in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.
3. Satellite air shipment, custom clearance and ground transfer for one of the leading European Aerospace manufacturers.
4. Palletization operation in Dubai South for one of the global leaders of luxurious goods and fashion industry.


Marc Doherty

Deputy Country Manager UAE

T: +971 56 175 4048

Taskin MATINChristophe Cariou

Commercial Manager – UAE

T: +971 50 397 4799