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TIR debuts in UAE

[ September 20, 2018   //   ]

The first ever intermodal TIR operation between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU was launched on 20 September when a container left the UAE bound for Europe under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee.

It operated the SAIF Zone in Sharjah and was bound for Olomouc in the Czech Republic via Jebel Ali Port in the UAE and the port of Hamburg, Germany, travelling by land and sea using the TIR global customs transit and guarantee system.

Preparations for roll-out across all seven Emirates are proceeding, with plans for further TIR intermodal transport operations in the pipeline.