The Plan

The Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 forecast total economic growth of 250% between 2010 and 2030, equal to an average rate of 6.5% per annum. This will substantially increase the demand for the movement of goods, which is expected to grow by 280%. New maritime and rail infrastructure will help to facilitate this increased freight activity. However, there will also be a substantial increase in road freight transport.
 

 

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Background
Abu Dhabi is growing quickly to accommodate a diverse population and to meet the targets it has set itself for the year 2030. It seeks to become an international destination and a competitive world economic hub. Therefore, careful freight planning and governance is essential in realizing this...
How Does Freight Work
Understanding freight helps to explain the reasoned, practical and balanced decisions contained within this Plan. This section explains the basic principles of freight, what it is, its complexity, how it supports the economy and how in general terms decisions are made about how to transport goods.
The Role of Government
The Department of Transport (DoT) will focus on the essential functions and decisions that are the responsibility of government and which cannot be performed by the private sector.
Governance
The way in which the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi organizes itself will influence the effectiveness of the delivery of the Freight Master Plan. Resource will be appropriate to the task, delivered through a balance of Emirati cultural and rganizational knowledge coupled with human resource...
Overarching Multi Modal policy
Understanding freight helps to explain the reasoned, practical and balanced decisions contained within this Plan. This section explains the basic principles of freight, what it is, its complexity, how it supports the economy and how in general terms decisions are made about how to transport goods.
Planning Guidance
An efficient and effective freight system begins with sound planning policies. It is desirable to provide and enforce common standards for freight transport infrastructure, development planning and governance policies.