Dubai, UAE, 25 January, 2017: Dubai Trade, the single window for cross-border trade and a DP World company, has shortlisted nominees for its 9th E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA).
Winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony to be held next month under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. ESEA recognises organisations for their use of smart services in trade and logistics with winners selected on predefined criteria, including the number of mobile transactions on the Dubai Trade Portal throughout 2016.
The 9th ESEA has five categories that include: Smart Services Award for M-Token, Free Zone, Payment Services, Clearance, and Shipping Services. Additionally, two Innovation Awards will be presented for the Best Innovative Project and the Best Innovative Idea in the trade and logistics industry developed by individuals or organisations in the UAE.
For the second consecutive year, Dubai Exports are presenting two special awards entitled New Exporter of the Year and Innovative Exporter of the Year. The awards underline Dubai Export’s role in enabling exports in Dubai. Its cooperation with Dubai Trade emphasises that ESEA has become a major event for organisations seeking to develop Dubai’s economy and the adoption of e-Services .
Eng. Mahmood Al Bastaki, CEO of Dubai Trade, said: 'ESEA has been very popular in the trade and logistics community, especially among Dubai Trade users. It has also increased the use of smart devices to process business transactions, something we were hoping for when we launched the award in 2008 in support of the vision of our wise leadership to make the country one of the most advanced countries in using modern technologies. This has helped us develop services to meet users’ needs and launch new smart capability that meet their needs for more integrated and comprehensive services.”
Al Bastaki, added: “We are delighted at the response to the Innovation Award from college and university students in Dubai. Many of them have been nominated for ideas that can be applied in trade and logistics. This is evidence that ESEA has become a standard for excellence and competitiveness. Many organisations have applied for the Innovative Project Award which will be evaluated by the committee and winners will be announced at the ceremony.”
“Dubai Exports is delighted to continue its association with Dubai Trade and ESEA with two awards this year. As a key enabler of improved efficiencies and a pillar of the Dubai Plan 2021, innovation presents infinite opportunities for organisations and individuals aspiring to make a difference in the increasingly competitive local economy as well as in the global arena. Dubai Exports is focused on encouraging innovations across all aspects of trade and exports.” commented Eng. Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Exports.
Al Futtaim Logistics and TechnoPro Middle East are the gold sponsors of the 9th ESEA, with Agility Logistics and NewAge Software Solutions as silver sponsors. The award is supported by government and private sector organisations, including the Ministry of Economy as strategic supporter, Dubai Exports, DP World, Dubai Customs, Jafza, Dubai Maritime City Authority, National Association of Freight & Logistics, and Dubai Media Incorporated as strategic media partner.