Emirates Global Aluminium extends Maersk Line shipping contract

Published: 19 March 2019 - 6:37 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, has signed a volume commitment extension agreement for 2019 with Maersk Line for transport of EGA’s aluminium to customers around the world.

EGA exports its metal to customers in more than 60 countries worldwide and makes more than 11,000 shipments each year using over 100,000 containers. EGA’s aluminium is the largest made-in-the-UAE export after oil and gas.

EGA works with 20 different shipping lines to ship its products, transporting metal to over 70 global ports. Maersk is one of EGA’s most significant shipping partners, and has supplied shipping services to the UAE aluminium giant since 1992.

“EGA has a track record stretching back decades as a reliable supplier of high quality aluminium worldwide for our customers,” says Walid Al Attar, EGA’s chief marketing officer.

“Meeting our customers’ expectations depends on both the quality of our production and the efficiency of getting the metal to them, so I am pleased to sign this agreement today with one of our most important shipping partners, Maersk,” he added.

Christopher Cook, managing director for Maersk in UAE, Oman and Qatar, said: “EGA is a long-standing key customer of Maersk, and we are grateful for their continuing trust. As the global integrator of container logistics, this agreement enables us to continue to partner with EGA to ensure their aluminium reaches their customers as fast and as cost-effectively as possible.”

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