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Lighthouse - July, 2020.

LOGISTICS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NORTHERN EMIRATES OF THE UAE

It’s easier than anywhere else in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to set up a business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2019 report, UAE ranks 11th and is far ahead of its neighbours in terms of infrastructure. Along with its strategic location, tax benefits and low import duties, a business can be set up in 2 days. With liberal new business licensing for foreign investors and a modern judiciary system, business setup in the UAE has attracted companies from all over the world.

UAE’s strategic location makes it the centre of some of the world’s most important trade and commercial routes from ancient times to even today. Having a foothold on UAE soil assures you of access to the markets of Asia, Africa, Southern and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. With state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure to facilitate international trade, UAE is the ideal location for businesses looking for new markets.

BENEFITS OF BUSINESS SET-UP IN THE NORTHERN EMIRATES

UAE is dotted with free zones across all its emirates, from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to the northern emirates of Ajman, Sharjah, Um Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah. But the high cost of living and business set up, rents and other overhead expenses can be a deterrent for companies to start businesses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The northern emirates of UAE like Sharjah, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm al Quwain and Ajman have much lower rentals and living and business expenses. With cheaper labour forces and warehousing costs, your business overheads can be brought down drastically thereby increasing your profit margins.

ADVANTAGE SHARJAH

Sharjah, the third-largest Emirate is also known as the cultural capital of the UAE. From the Hamiriyah Free Zone to Sharjah Airport Free Zone, Sharjah Publishing Free Zone and Sharjah Media City, these free zones provide the same infrastructural benefits but at the fraction of the cost when compared to Dubai.
Centrally located between Europe and East Asia, with convenient access to major international airports and ports on both the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean, Sharjah is a strategic investment destination. A highly diversified economy, Sharjah is the cultural hub, industrial and a centre of educational excellence. With huge earning potential, tax exemptions, and liberal government policies, company set up in Sharjah free zones is streamlined but requires considerable planning and proper execution.
Sharjah’s free zones provide cheaper warehousing options than the other more popular destinations. Warehousing and storage can be a costly business expense, with varying benefits depending on where you are in the UAE.

SAIF ZONE OR SHARJAH AIRPORT FREE ZONE

SAIF zone or Sharjah Airport Free zone is a premier business destination with easy access to the Sharjah International Airport and the seaports. With advantages like custom-made offices/spaces, warehousing, cheaper energy, human resources and accommodation and IT services, SAIF is an entrepreneur’s dream destination.
The free zones in the Northern Emirates like Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone UAQ FTZ – Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone, Fujairah Free Zone Authority (FFZA), Hamriyah Free zone Authority (HFZA), Sharjah Media City (SHAMS), Creative City Fujairah can provide the facilities available in the logistics hub like Dubai at more economical costs for companies looking for cost-cutting to bring down their annual warehousing expenditure.

ABOUT CSS KINGSTON LOGISTICS

CSS Kingston Logistics FZE offers 3PL facilities, a first-of-its-kind in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF). A joint venture formed between the CSS Group, the leading logistics solution provider in the Middle East/South Asia, and Kingston Holdings, CSS Kingston has a variety of 3PL activities to enhance the business environment in the region.
CSS Kingston Logistics has been fully operational from 1st of June 2020 and is part of our expanding network across the Middle East and South Asia regions. The newly operational office cum warehouse is situated within the Hamriyah Free Zone and is yet another milestone for CSS Group portfolio.
CSS Kingston Logistics FZE in SAIF zone boasts high-quality warehousing space and infrastructure, fully integrated supply chain processes, reverse logistics and 3PL facilities. It also offers full-service warehousing and distribution services. The CSS Kingston network spans across six continents.
Our logistics solutions cover a broad range of businesses and industries, providing customized and efficient logistics for each client including Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC), Ocean Freight Management, Air Freight Management, Land Transportation Management, Industrial Packing, Crating & Lashing, Multi-modal Operations, Container Freight Station (CFS), Yacht & Marine Logistics and more.
With most 3 PL providers located at Jebel Ali, Dubai, CSS Kingston can service the requirement of a wide range of industry verticals from automobiles, electronics, auto spare part, lubricant, marine, to construction, manufacturing, food, hotel industry and more.

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