Dubai, UAE – February 25, 2019: Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various trade and logistics service providers in Dubai, honoured Kanoo Shipping, a division of The Kanoo Group, with ‘Electronics Services Award to Shipping Agent for General Cargo Service’ at the 11th E-Services Excellence Award.
The 11th cycle of E-Services Excellence Award (ESEA) ceremony was held at the Intercontinental Festival City Hotel, Dubai, on 18th February 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region, delivered his keynote speech and Hussain Alblooshi, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Trade, gave his welcome remarks in the presence of over 500 trade and logistics industry clients.
The annual event is part of Dubai Trade’s strategy to encourage the e-transformation & adoption toward the smart services available on its portal which in turn will help establish Dubai as the leading trade and logistics hub in the world.
It also aims to honour its clients who have been the most active online performers throughout the year, thus building customer loyalty by awarding the best-performing companies.
Mishal Kanoo, Chairman of The Kanoo Group – UAE & Oman, together with Jonathan Bygrave, CEO, Kanoo Shipping; John Drinkwater, Vice President, Kanoo Shipping – UAE & Oman; Muhammad Farooq, Operations Manager – Northern Emirates; and Shihabdin Gulabdin, Service Manager, received the special award on behalf of Kanoo Shipping.
Jonathan Bygrave said, “We are delighted to be one of the role models in supporting the government’s initiative in innovation and use of technology to transform trade processes. This award will surely add value and moral support to Kanoo Shipping as well as the trade and logistics community in the UAE.”
Kanoo Shipping and other winners for different categories in the latest edition of ESEA were rewarded according to their mobile and online transactions across key services provided by DP World, Dubai Customs, and Jebel Ali Free Zone throughout 2018.
The prestigious event was attended by high profile leaders from Dubai's business community such as top executives, senior management & key decision makers from partners, banks, government, and private sectors.
The ESEA is in line with the Year of Innovation, and the Smart Government initiative to make all services available through smart platforms and the completion of its deadline announced by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.