UPS to handle logistics operations for World Expo 2020 Dubai
UPS to handle the logistics operations for the World Expo in 2020 to be held in Dubai, which is expected to attract millions of visitors between its opening day on October 20 through to April 10, 2021. With more than 180 countries expected to participate and hundreds of thousands of visitors on peak days, the Expo will be one of the most complex logistics projects UPS has tackled.
As Official Logistics Partner, UPS will provide more than 27,000 square metres of warehouse space, equivalent to four soccer fields, and a team of 1,000 employees during the Expo.
The partnership agreement was signed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai higher committee, and Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS president of the Indian Sub-continent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA).
Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau said that The Expo 2020 theme, "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," provides a platform to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration globally. "Mobility is one of the key pillars of Expo 2020 Dubai.”
"We see it as the bridge to opportunity by connecting people, goods and ideas and providing easier access to markets, knowledge and innovation. UPS will play a key role - not only during Expo 2020 Dubai but long after the doors close in 2021."
"We plan to expand UPS's presence in the region by establishing capacity, technology and staff capabilities to serve customers shipping to and through Dubai, long after the Expo concludes. An undertaking of this scale and sophistication requires a next generation network that is smart, efficient, and integrated. We share a vision of what the logistics of tomorrow will look like,” said UPS chairman and CEO, David Abney.
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