Gulftainer completes road infrastructure project to connect Saja’a Industrial Investment Park with Sharjah’s seaports, UAE’s road network
Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator headquartered in the UAE, announced the completion of the Saja’a Access Road in Sharjah.
To celebrate this significant milestone, Gulftainer hosted a special reception that drew the participation of senior officials from the industry and the company.
The newly constructed throughway, built in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), connects the Saja’a Industrial Investment Park (SIIP), Gulftainer’s first-ever leasehold initiative, via the Emirates Road (E611) to the three major seaports in Sharjah – Port Khalid, Hamriyah Port and Khorfakkan Port – as well as Sharjah’s International Airport and the UAE’s wider road network.
The 750,000-square-metre SIIP is set to become a fully bonded logistics facility with goods being imported under bond and remaining exempt from duty and VAT until released to the local market.
Speaking at the reception, Peter Richards, Group CEO of Gulftainer, said: “The Saja’a Access Road links SIIP with premier air and sea hubs in Sharjah as well as other ports, airports and free zones, and significantly improves connectivity within the UAE and beyond.”
He added: “SIIP will play a crucial role not only in Gulftainer’s growth but also in Sharjah’s economic development. Its strategic location and unparalleled capabilities are poised to enhance the global competitiveness of the emirate. This project aligns with our commitment to contributing to Sharjah’s thriving economy through boosting the local shipping and logistics industry.”
In the lead-up to Expo 2020, SIIP aims to address the growing demand for logistics facilities in the UAE. The industrial park is expected to attract over AED100 million of third-party investments to Sharjah, generating revenue for Gulftainer as well as for the emirate.
SIIP will offer flexibility to accommodate warehouse spaces of varying sizes, modern light industrial units, offices, employee housing and other amenities.