UPS signs on for Expo 2020 Dubai logistics challenge
Expo 2020 Dubai has chosen global logistics firm UPS to handle the logistics operations for Expo 2020 Dubai, which is expected to attract millions of visitors over its six-month duration.
With more than 180 countries expected to participate and hundreds of thousands of visitors on peak days, the Expo will be one the most complex logistics projects UPS has ever tackled.
As Official Logistics Partner, UPS will provide more than 27,000 square metres of warehouse space, equivalent to nearly four football pitches, and a team of 1,000 logistics personnel during the Expo, which will run from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.
The UPS team will draw on expertise and experience gained as logistics sponsor of the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
The partnership agreement was signed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, and Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS president for the Indian Sub-continent, Middle East and Africa.
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,” said Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and director general, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.
“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.”
Operating in the region since 1989, UPS has benefited from the UAE’s position as a transportation hub for global commerce, connecting trade from the Middle East to China, Africa, Europe and the US. It is currently planning further expansion in the region.
The UPS partnership follows agreements with world-leading brands including DP World, Emirates Airlines, Emirates NBD, Etisalat, SAP and Siemens.
Meanwhile, in other Expo 2020 Dubai news, the Republic of Kazakhstan has confirmed its participation at the event.