Container trucks and other commercial vehicles exiting from DP World, UAE Region’s Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone will be able to use the dedicated inspection facility at the Main Gate 3, following the official opening of an expansive, integrated clearing facility on January 18.
The new Gate 3 Complex, spread over 88,906 square metres, is designed to facilitate quicker movement of cargo-laden vehicles by bringing together various departments and clearing authorities, such as the DP World Documentation Section for issuance of electronic gate passes, Dubai Customs for inspection of goods and Dubai Municipality Food Control to check imported food items, before they are released into the local market.
The new complex, with a built up area of 7,168 square metres, was inaugurated in the presence of Mohammed Sharaf, CEO, DP World, Mohammed Al Muallem, SVP and Managing Director, DP World – UAE Region, Talal Al Hashemi, Managing Director, EZW UAE Region, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih – Executive Director of Customer Management Division from Dubai Customs and Khalid Sharif – Director of Food Control Department from Dubai Municipality.
The new-look Gate 3 Complex provides parking space for 188 trucks and pick-up vehicles, including 30 inspection bays for container trucks plus 28 inspection bays for pick-up vehicles used by Dubai Customs. There are also another 29 inspection bays for container trucks to be used by Dubai Municipality in a separate area within the complex.
A 3-storey building accommodates DP World, UAE Region and Dubai Customs offices, while a nearby 2-storey block provides 1,586 square metres of space for materials detained by Dubai Customs.
The Gate 3 Complex has two lanes for vehicles to enter the facility, and three exit lanes that lead directly to Dubai’s arterial road network in addition to one more exit lane for returning to Jebel Ali Free Zone.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “The improved and integrated clearance services established at the new Gate 3 Complex are designed to facilitate secure, reliable and increasingly fast movement of containers and other cargo through Jebel Ali Port. DP World, UAE Region is delighted to work in close cooperation with Dubai Customs and Dubai Municipality to ensure that our customers spend minimal time at the gate.”