Dubai Trade, the smart trade solution provider in Dubai and a subsidiary of DP World, announced that its 11th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) will feature three new categories including two for re-exporters announced by Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, in partnership with Dubai Trade.
The new categories include Electronic Services Award to Shipping Agent for General Cargo Service, the Emerging Re-exporter of the Year and Champion Re-Exporter of the Year.
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the ESEA ceremony will be held in February to appreciate e-transformation in trade and logistics and to recognise the companies using the Dubai Trade portal with the best smart services adoption rates. The winners are nominated on the basis of the number of mobile and online transactions conducted by them on the Dubai Trade Portal throughout 2018.
Six winners will be acknowledged under the following categories: Smart Services Award for M-Token Services; Smart Services Award for Free Zone Services; Smart Services Award for Clearance Services – Customs Broker; Smart Services Award for Clearance Services – Trader; Smart Services Award Payment Services; and Electronic Services Award to Shipping Agent for General Cargo Service.
In addition, Dubai Exports, will present four special awards to Dubai based exporters (manufacturers) and re-exporters. The awards are for The New Exporter of the Year; The Innovative Exporter of the Year; Emerging Re-Exporter of the Year; and Champion Re-Exporter of the Year.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP world, UAE Region, said:
“The E-Services Excellence Award celebrates the success of smart transformation in trade and logistics, one of the frontline growth engines of Dubai and the UAE. In the period since Dubai Trade instituted the awards over a decade ago we’ve witnessed rapid growth in the adoption of electronic transactions across a wide range of activities associated with trade. The growth in e-services and the rapid adoption of smart transactions underlines Dubai’s success as a global leader in maritime trade and logistics driven by technology. As the single window online platform connecting all our services, Dubai Trade is a major enabler of this achievement.”
Hussain Al-Blooshi, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Trade, said:
“Importers, exporters and all the companies and organisations using Dubai Trade are the real driving force behind our continued success as enablers of e-trade. The ESEA is our way of acknowledging the contributions of our customers and to reward the excellence in e-adoption by them, including mobile transaction adoption, which signifies the ease of access of the services offered by Dubai Trade. Our aim is to provide real-time transactions, reduce cost and time, secure payment options, and grant peace of mind to the customer.”
ESEA is the first award platform of its kind in the region to recognise organisations for adopting smart services in trade, shipping and logistics who are judged on the basis of their actual adoption rates of electronic transactions.
Dubai Trade, which offers a single window for cross-border trade and smart trading solutions, constantly expands its award categories to encourage increased adoption of smart services in support of Dubai’s smart government initiatives, which reflect positively on the emirate’s trade sector.