Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Airports, and Abu Dhabi Food Hub-KEZAD, have signed a tri-party MoU to jointly set up an origin-to-destination perishable air corridor known as the ‘Fresh Corridor 2.0’. Antonoaldo Neves, CEO, Etihad Airways, said, “Etihad Cargo is committed to the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy 2051 and is proud to be an active partner in the launch of the region’s largest food wholesale market–Abu Dhabi Food Hub at KEZAD.”
The initiative will support the diversification of food sources, developing new trade corridors and enhancing the choice and variety of products available for regional consumers. The partners, together, aim to establish a strong ecosystem for food trading and investment, which includes advanced infrastructure, access to regional consumer markets, and reliable logistics and connectivity worldwide.
“The agreement strengthens the integrated offering of Abu Dhabi through collaborative efforts by the three parties that involves an exchange of knowledge and expertise in handling, storage and logistics, food safety, and hygiene as part of the trading process. The partnership is dedicated to addressing the evolving demands of the food trade by liaising with government stakeholders, relevant facilitators, and key contributors from the food ecosystem thus ensuring a seamless trade,” Neves added.