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Abu Dhabi Contains Zero Waste Wholesale Food Trading Hub

Abu Dhabi’s AD Ports Group has partnered with UAE conglomerate Ghassan Aboud Group to establish one of the region’s largest wholesale food trade and logistics hubs in KIZAD.

The multi-category food hub will be launched in collaboration with Rungis International Market, the world’s largest wholesale fresh food market. Abu Dhabi Government Media Office report.

Rungis currently hosts 1,200 companies, serves 18 million consumers and has sales of € 10 billion.

“Regional Food Hub-Abu Dhabi” brings together wholesale buyers, sellers, logistics players, consolidators, and distributors around the world to enhance food diversity in the United Arab Emirates and the wider region. increase.

The project will partner with wholesale market players to ensure that the site is a sustainable, hygienic and waste-free ecosystem. It also facilitates trading of proteins, seafood, legumes, rice, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, dried foods and fresh flowers.

Covering KIZAD’s 3.3 square kilometers of land area, this ecosystem features trading pavilions, logistics services, refrigerated and surrounding warehouses, important government services, waste recycling facilities and other facilities and services.

The project aims to accelerate the government’s national food security strategy and strengthen the flow of food trade through Abu Dhabi.

Rashed Abdulkarim Al Blooshi, Deputy Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Bureau of Economic Development (ADDED), said: “Food security and security are one of the UAE’s top priorities, and this major new trading hub will increase the efficiency of the food supply chain and improve the safety, affordability and sustainable access of UAE wholesalers. Helps to do. “

Stéphane Layani, Chairman and CEO of Rungis International Market, said: Our ambition is to work with Abu Dhabi’s public and private partners for many years to build a network of wholesale markets. [that are] They can interconnect with each other through a very unique global network, providing even greater power to the food supply chain and ensuring important food security. “

Located near the port of Harifa, KIZAD provides a trading and logistics platform for food companies looking to expand their business in the region.



https://gulfbusiness.com/abu-dhabi-to-house-zero-waste-wholesale-food-trading-hub/ Abu Dhabi Contains Zero Waste Wholesale Food Trading Hub

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