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Dubai Trade shortlists E-Services performers ahead of 7th ESEA Award

Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, has shortlisted the best performers of its online services for the annual flagship event the E-Services Excellence Award.

The Award Committee is currently studying the shortlist and will announce the winners next month at the 7th ESEA ceremony that will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.

The winners are selected on criteria that reflect their adoption of e-Services on the Dubai Trade Portal ( during 2014. Requirements for success include a minimum 80 per cent of transactions for key services and the number and volume of transactions.

Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, Chairman of Dubai Trade said, “The ESEA award encourages the adoption of e-Services by recognising achievements in online usage among customers. It also aims to celebrate the success of digital transformation in trade and logistics by making Dubai a business friendly city, improving its ranking in the world’s leading destinations for direct investment in line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 released by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.”

The nine categories of this seventh edition of the ESEA Awards are: Importer of the Year; Exporter of the Year; Re-Exporter of the Year; Shipping Agent of the Year – Containerised Cargo; Shipping Agent of the Year – General Cargo; Freight Forwarder of the Year; Clearing Agent of the Year; Haulier of the Year and Free Zone Company of the Year.

This year, the ESEA is being sponsored by Al Futtaim Logistics as Gold Sponsor. Silver Sponsors are Agility; Freight Systems; Dar Al Takaful; Landmark Group and Gulf Business Machines (GBM). Government organisations and the private sector also support the event including the Ministry of Economy; DP World; Dubai Customs; JAFZA; Dubai Smart Government; Dubai Exports; Annual Investment Meeting; International Chamber of Commerce – UAE Chapter; The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), and the National Association of Freight & Logistics (NAFL). Media partners include Dubai Media Incorporated Khaleej Times, Logistics ME, Consignments, Global Supply Chain, Trade and Export, Marasi News Magazine and Robban Assafina.

Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade hailed the growing importance of the ESEA and its contribution to Dubai’s ambitions of being a smart city creative and empowered people. He said: “The ESEA is the ideal platform for all of us to come together to applaud the winners and inspire them to shine alongside Dubai’s global brand.”