The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled details of the Dubai Commercial Land Transport and Logistics Strategy 2030.

It aims to double the direct contribution of the land transport and logistics sector to the emirate’s economy to AED 16.8 billion, reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent, increase the technology adoption rate of 75 percent and improve operational efficiency by 10 percent. .

The strategy focuses on the regulation and governance of the commercial transport sector in the emirate, identifying growth opportunities as well as prospects for investment and partnerships with the private sector.

It envisages the application of international best practices and increasing the competitiveness of the sector compared to developed countries to achieve three main objectives: profitability by measuring the total cost per km, adoption of modern technologies in infrastructure and l average age of the fleet, and achieve safety and security by reducing the annual number of accident deaths in the sector.

“The new strategy helps achieve RTA’s strategic goals by removing barriers to doing business, simplifying regulations and requirements, modernizing the fleet to zero-emission vehicles, improving driver behavior and vehicle performance. vehicles by increasing the efficiency and safety of operational operations, supporting SMEs in the business market, providing affordable technologies and strengthening the sector’s readiness to accelerate the adoption of new technologies for future modes of transport” , said Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RTA.

The commercial transportation sector in Dubai is experiencing significant economic growth, mainly due to the rapid expansion of e-commerce over the past two years.

There are currently 351,000 registered commercial vehicles and 9,699 companies in this sector. Over the past five years, the commercial transportation sector has experienced an annual growth rate of 34 percent.

In 2021, the direct contribution of this sector to Dubai’s economy amounted to AED 8.5 billion, or 3% of the emirate’s GDP in 2022. Additionally, the sector created approximately 242,000 jobs .

The strategy identified 17 projects that will help support the growth of the sector and businesses, increasing its competitiveness through digital markets and platforms.

The list of projects to be implemented includes the development of digital platforms supporting the commercial transportation and logistics sector, value-added permits, no-objection certificates, heavy cargo services platform, behavior monitoring drivers, aftermarket platform, construction equipment rental platform, highway freight data center, and heavy and light truck fleet updates.

The strategy also identified projects such as the application of tachographs for heavy goods vehicles, the provision of autonomous vehicles and tow trucks, the commercial transport and logistics forum, membership of relevant international federations and the establishment of the Committee National Small Vehicles.

Dubai’s commercial transport and logistics strategy aligns with six existing specialist strategies, including the Road Safety Strategy, Autonomous Transport Mobility Strategy, Zero Emission Public Transport Strategy, Asset Strategy, investment strategy and digitalization strategy.


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