Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has released details of its 2030 commercial land transport and logistics strategy, which aims to double the contribution of the transport and logistics sector to 16.8 billion AED.

Under the plans, technology adoption will increase by 75 percent and carbon emissions will be reduced by 30 percent.

The strategy identified 17 projects that will contribute to the growth of commercial transportation, with a primary focus on the adoption and use of data and technology to improve the sector’s performance.

“The new strategy aligns with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It aims to strengthen Dubai’s global competitiveness as a financial hub, leading commercial and economic sector and to support the Dubai Economic Agenda (D33) to position Dubai as one of the top three economic cities in the world His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the. Roads and Transport Authority said.

“The strategy focuses on the regulation and governance of the commercial transport sector in the emirate. It aims to identify development and innovation opportunities in the land commercial transport and logistics sector and ensure that the objectives , legislation and policies of the sector are integrated through various feasible projects and programs In addition, it seeks to identify prospects for investment and partnerships with the private sector He added.

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 a compound 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 Commercial Land Transport and Logistics Strategy has identified 17 projects that will help support the growth of the sector and businesses, increasing its competitiveness through digital markets and platforms. The strategy focuses on using data and technology to support the development of high-potential businesses, working with the commercial transport sector to operate more efficient modern vehicles and encouraging adoption innovative methods and future technologies.

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

The strategy 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 National Committee small vehicles.


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