Container trucks and other commercial vehicles exiting 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.
Container trucks and other commercial vehicles exiting 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. The new complex, spread over 88,906 square metres, is designed to expedite movement of cargo 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 was inaugurated in the presence of Mohammad Sharaf, CEO of DP World; Mohammad Al Muallem, senior vice-president and managing director of DP World - UAE Region; Talal Al Hashemi, managing director of Economic Zones World UAE Region; Ahmad Mahboob Musabih, Executive Director of Customer Management Division of Dubai Customs, and Khalid Sharif, Director of the Food Control Department of Dubai Municipality.
The new-look complex provides parking space for 188 trucks and pick-ups, including 30 inspection bays for container trucks plus 28 inspection bays for pick-ups 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 three-storey building accommodates DP World, UAE Region, and Dubai Customs offices, and a nearby two-storey block provides 1,586 square metres of space for materials detained by Dubai Customs.
The complex has two lanes for vehicles entering the facility, and three exit lanes that lead directly to Dubai's arterial road network in addition to one more exit lane for vehicles returning to Jebel Ali Free Zone.
"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," Al Muallem said in a statement.