Economic Zones World awarded 'Innovator of the Year' and Jafza wins 'Best Logistics Park (Sea)' at MELA 2009

Published July 4th, 2009 - 03:58 GMT

Economic Zones World's innovative products and service offerings introduced in the past year have garnered praise from the logistics community of the Middle East.

Economic Zones World was presented with the 'Innovator of the Year' award, and EZW subsidiary, Jafza walked away, for the third consecutive year, with the ‘Best Logistics Park (Sea)’ award  at the recently held Middle East Logistics Awards (MELA) 2009.
MELA 2009 recognised stellar performers in the Middle East logistics industry in 22 air, sea, land and rail award categories. One of the most prestigious awards for the night, 'The Innovator of the Year' was presented to Economic Zones World and Jafza for experiencing a breakthrough year in innovation within the Middle East’s logistics industry.
The Free Zone infrastructure offerings have evolved over the years and it now offers sustainable customised build-to-suit warehouses. This year Jafza introduced an innovative warehousing/retailing facility, part warehouse and part showroom, ideal for product display as well as storage and distribution, a concept never seen before in a regional Free Zone. The company’s flexible, fully furnished office spaces, its recently re-engineered world-class customer care facility with personalised client services, comprehensive mail-room facility and its new Customer Notification System were among the several deciding factors that won over the judging panel at this year’s MELA Awards.
Salma Hareb, CEO of Economic Zones World accepted the award on behalf of Economic Zones World while Talal Al Hashemi, Managing Director, UAE – Region accepted the award of behalf of Jafza.
Ms. Hareb said: "We have continuously innovated, adapted and molded Jafza into an attractive proposition for regional and global businesses, which is a key factor of its success.  Striving for excellence has always been at the forefront of our strategy, both internally and with our customers and stakeholders. Our new sustainable developments and innovative service offerings are a reflection of our commitment to our clients."
"Receiving not one, but two MELA awards is an honour. The recognitions give me the confidence that our dedicated team is well positioned to raise the bar and steer the company to success in the future," Ms. Hareb added.
Now in its third year, the Middle East Logistics Awards set out to honour the regional and international logistics businesses that have gone above and beyond in terms of their industry contribution.



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