Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator under Dubai World, has announced its commencement of finalizing the winners’ list for the 6th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) after closing the competition by the last day of 2013.
The winners of this prominent award will be announced and rewarded in a high-profile ceremony that will be held in February 2014 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and with the presence of Senior Government Officials and private sectors as well as Senior Management of Dubai World. The event will be taking place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, DIFC in Dubai.
Under the theme of “Appreciating e-Transformation in Trade & Logistics”, ESEA winners will be selected based on a precise criteria that reflects their preserved growth in e-Services adoption on the Dubai Trade Portal during the year of 2013. The primary selection criteria will evaluate factors such as company’s overall online adoption to be at the minimum of 80% in 2013, followed by the total number and volume of e-transactions through the portal.
Commenting on the award, H. E. Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Chairman of Dubai Trade, said, “The E-Services Excellence Award has become an institution that is truly driving widespread adoption of environment-friendly and cost-efficient electronic services by national trading and logistics companies and we are delighted to witness the high level of enthusiasm the award generates in the trading community.”
For this award, Dubai Trade will be acknowledging nine of the highest adopters of various key e-Services. The categories are: Importer of the Year, Exporter of the Year, Re-Exporter of the Year, Shipping Agent of the Year – Containerized 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.
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, added, “Since we initiated the ESEA Award in 2008, the ranks of our loyal customers have expanded and the transactions conducted through our portal have hit record levels. In addition, we have exerted our ultimate efforts to provide our clients with innovative and user-friendly e-Services to meet their requirements. We at Dubai Trade believe that the E-Services Excellence Award is a way to celebrate the success of our partnership with our clients and reward our users for their e-Services usage throughout the year.”
ESEA Award aims at recognizing best e-Services adopters in trade and logistics activities. It also aims at encouraging e-transformation and building customer loyalty by rewarding the most active companies that use Dubai Trade online services as well as spreading awareness about Dubai Trade portal as a single window for trade facilitation in Dubai.
The 6th ESEA, which has gathered a stronger and wider support from government entities and trade and Logistics agencies, is sponsored by Al Futtaim Logistics as Gold Sponsor.
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