Intermodal transportation uses containers which allow the goods to be shifted from one transportation mode to the other while eliminating the obligation for the freight to be removed from the container. Efficient, Fast, Low cost, and Environmentally Friendly Ekol sets itself apart with its service quality by offering practical, on time, low cost, and environmentally beneficial transportation of goods between destinations. It uses a variety of intermodal transportation methods, including road vehicles, Ro-Ro vessels, and trains. The Intermodal Experience Ekol combines transportation modes for maximum efficiency, simplifying intermodal concept in the process as: • It offers premium and promised intermodal services for time-sensitive freights. • It gives value pricing for lower-value freights and various types of accessories and delivery options. • The company guarantees on-time pickup and delivery, credit goes to its contracts with distinct partners. • Because of its home-grown logistics software Quadro tracks customers’ get notified about the delivery automatically by giving location and status information via e-mail messages. • More importantly, seasoned customer service personnel rigorously manage each shipment to assure consistency and committed performance, which customers expect from the company. Environmental As a single intermodal trip of Ekol from Turkey to France avoids traveling along 2,700 kilometers of road, the following savings are made: • 864 liters of fuel • 2268 kg of CO2 emissions • 5,92 kg of NOX emissions • 0,082 kg of particulate matter emissions Regional Challenges in trade and transport The logistical efficiency in the world depends upon of a lot of factors. (Ekol | Logistics 4.0, 2018) Outlook There have been many electronic customs processes, smooth multi-modal connections, and the use of Jebel Ali port. Dubai does not suffer from friction in trade logistics. Even this Emirate has rapid growth; there are some challenges it must address. Planning and Segmentation Negative experiences and mistakes from the past must be taken into consideration. And they should not happen again in the future for sustainable development. Unemployment There have been many programs undertaken by the government to increase the retention of long- term investments in job creation. Accountability 13
A need for legislation to bring out the accountability and raise the standards in the logistics industry. It provides a much-needed sense of security to anyone dealing with Dubai in any aspect of freight transport . Reference Anon, (2018). [online] Available at: [Accessed 26 Dec. 2018]. En.wikipedia.org. (2018). Environmental impact of transport . [online] Available at: [Accessed 26 Dec. 2018].
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