Emirates, DHL in strategic partnership

June 8, 2010

, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Jun 8 – Emirates and DHL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic security partnership to enhance air cargo security in the region.

Through this partnership, Emirates Group Security and DHL Express will strengthen their collaboration in air cargo security, share best practices and information on security threats, and promote joint training and educational activities.

The alliance was acknowledged when the jointly signed MOU was presented to HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

The MOU will enable Emirates Group Security and DHL Express to work more closely together in areas of security training and education, threat mitigation and reduction of company risk, towards a more secure and stable environment for employees, customers and the logistics industry.

Commenting on the partnership, Dr Abdulla Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Group Security, said: “The Emirates Group has always been committed to strengthening security throughout the supply chain. This is another programme which embodies the symbiotic relationship between stakeholders in the cargo industry.”

He added: “Whether you work for an airline, airport, civil aviation authority or other AVSEC service provider, understanding the threats and risks to security and how to manage them is crucial. Sharing of best practices and exploring synergy in training and education among major players are important aspects of producing comprehensive and practical approaches to combating threats in the aviation industry.

Garry Kemp, Managing Director, DHL Express Middle East, North Africa and Turkey sais DHL views the partnership with Emirates as a significant step towards fostering deeper cooperation in the field of security.

“Jointly our efforts will build a more robust security infrastructure for our respective businesses. Enhanced security standards will also build stronger consumer confidence in the air cargo sector,” said Mr. Kemp.

Emirates Group Security has long been an industry leader in the development of systems and procedures to combat fraud.  Based in Dubai, the division has achieved significant success through document verification, the forensic examination of counterfeit documents and the development of training programmes. 

Also managed by Emirates Group Security, Transguard is the first provider in the UAE of security services for the storage and transportation of valuables whether they are being moved around the UAE or the world. Transguard continues to lead by offering innovative security solutions to individuals, companies and banks in this highly specialized business sector using state-of-the-art equipment combined with highly skilled experts, achieving economies of scale and efficiency.

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories with over 300,000 employees worldwide.  DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL.

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