Dubai Government Policies for Enhancing the Competitiveness of Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Cluster. June 2014. Enhancing Dubai’s competitiveness as a global transportation and logistics hub. Why Cluster assessment approach for Dubai’s Multimodal Transportation and Logistics?
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Dubai Government Policies for Enhancing the Competitiveness of Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Cluster June 2014
Enhancing Dubai’s competitiveness as a global transportation and logistics hub Why Cluster assessment approach for Dubai’s Multimodal Transportation and Logistics? Cluster assessment is a microeconomic approach, enables assessing cross-cutting issues vertically and horizontally within the industry and activities’ linkages. There are two main sectors defined by Dubai Statistical Centre that cover the core and supporting activities of Dubai’s Multimodal Transportation and Logistics activities • Transport, storage and communication sector with 13.9 percent of GDP and • Wholesale, retail, trade and repairing services sector with 30.7 percent of GDP
Policy owner and stakeholder involvement The Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Stakeholder Platform for Collaboration was launched by Department of Economic Development, the Government of Dubai in June 2011 and brings together : • Government Departments and Authorities • Core businesses, related and supporting industries • Industry associations, interest groups and educational institutions • International Standards Organizations (Dubai /UAE Chapters) The Stakeholder Collaboration Platform holds: • Regular cluster stakeholders’ meetings • Focus group discussions • Technical committees with relevant government and private sector stakeholders The main objective of the Cluster Platform is to enhance Dubai’s competitiveness as a multimodal transportation and logistics hub by: • Enhancing the seamless movements of goods and services between air, sea, road modes of transport, logistics services and Free Zones in Dubai • Enhancing the environment of companies’ growth strategies • Achieving coordinated and integrated approach to infrastructure, policy, regulatory and operational issues.
Snapshot of Collaborative Policy Development Steps 5 1 2 3 4 Official Assignment Policy Proposal Policy Development Policy Implementation Policy Development Agenda • Department of Economic Development Transportation and logistics sector research and study conducted • Surveys, interviews conducted with private sector and government linked companies conducted • Global rankings and indexes on Transportation and Logistics analyzed. Benchmarking with competitors conducted • Focus group discussions with public and private stakeholders conducted • Cluster methodology is selected due to multimodal transportation and logistics Hub nature, and the multidimensional impact of challenges • Department of Economic Development’s Cluster Platform is Launched • Solutions to the challenges are defined vis a vis competitors by all stakeholders • Technical committees between relevant government authorities and private companies are established to study the challenges and solution • Stakeholder consultations on the scope of the issues and policies • Policies, Strategy and action plan is established by joint stakeholders for discussions and feedback • Project plan for each policy implementation, assignment of each stakeholder and implementation timeline developed • KPIs, monitoring and implementation mechanisms established • Joint Stakeholder strategy and policies have been approved by the Executive Council of Dubai Government, the Emirate of Dubai • Implementation and monitoring committees of the cluster platform regularly update the stakeholder collaboration platform on the progress made, challenges to be addressed
History of the Dubai Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Cluster:Key Developments and Institutions Strictly confidential
Value Chain- Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Market Segments Air transportation Core segments of the cluster Sea transportation Road transportation Upcoming rail Geographic Scope Multi-modal global trade hub Regional sea & road Asia-Europe sea & air Supporting activities Storage, ICT , wholesale, retail trade, repair/engineering services, specialized educational and training institutions are amongst the key supporting activities. Related activities The cluster also has a strong externality impact on the following sectors: • Tourism • Manufacturing • Finance • Construction 6
Mapping Dubai’s Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Cluster Maintenance and engineering services Core Sectors and activities of the Cluster Related and Supporting Clusters Shipbuilding, repair, engineering Tourism ShippingLines Airlines Finance Container Manufacturing (Free Zones) Aircraft Land transport (and upcoming rail) Handling agents Rail Construction Industry specific education and training programs Cluster Associations: Emirates Freight Forwarders Assoc., Dubai Shipping Assoc, Green Aviation Logistics Group, Chartered Institute of Logistics and transportation , Dubai Supply Chain Logistics Group, National Association of Freight and Logistics Logistics providers Storage & Warehousing UAE, Dubai customs, RTA, DMCA, DCAA, FZ Council, other gov. agencies Airport operations (cargo and passenger) Port operations (container and cruise) Integrated road network, airports, ports, FZs, communication infrastructure, upcoming Rail
Cluster Segment Definition Core segments (sectors) of the cluster are: • Road Transportation • Air Transportation • Maritime Transportation Supporting activities Storage, ICT , wholesale, retail and repairing services, industry specialized educational and training institutions all are supporting activities to the core activities. Related activities The cluster also has a strong externality impact and the intensive transaction with the following sectors: • Tourism • Manufacturing • Finance • Construction
The key processes in Dubai as Multimodal Transportation and Logistics hub • The infrastructure operators, locally dominant government owned firms who run physical port and airport facilities that are needed to provide with logistical services. • The logistical service providers, a larger and much more heterogeneous group of companies including foreign and private domestic entities, provide a multitude of services from warehousing to handling to integrating and other value added activities. • The Transport providers finally provide the logistical connections to other geographies. Emirates Airline is a dominant airline, yet there are large number of foreign airlines as well. There are no local shipping lines but the major international shipping lines operate in Dubai.