• Transport

    OBG examines all aspects of local transport infrastructure, including sea, air and land. Our analysis within the transport sector reviews the major projects under way and planned, such as airport expansions, port plans, public transit systems, road construction and rail networks.
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Across the globe the urban transportation sector is experiencing rapid expansion, driven by economic growth and a global demographic shift towards urbanisation. Politicians, urban planners and private sector actors are working together to find new solutions for reducing congestion and increasing the speed and efficiency of urban transport....

 

While Dubai’s reputation as an important maritime trade and air transport centre is already well established, the emirate is also rapidly emerging as a leader in transport and logistics innovation. Dubai’s transport and logistics sector experienced strong growth in 2019, continuing to underpin the emirate’s wider economy. Much of the current...

Chapter | Maritime from The Report: Dubai 2020

Despite slowing global economic growth and geopolitical tensions placing renewed pressure on international shipping, Dubai’s maritime sector has continued to strengthen. In 2019 the emirate moved up in the ranking of the world’s top-10 maritime capitals, securing the ninth spot, compared to its position of 10th in 2017. Today, the emirate is the leading maritime centre in the Middle East,...

Chapter | Transport & Logistics from The Report: Dubai 2020

While Dubai’s reputation as an important maritime trade and air transport centre is already well established, the emirate is also rapidly emerging as a leader in transport and logistics innovation. Dubai’s transport and logistics sector experienced strong growth in 2019, continuing to underpin the emirate’s wider economy. Much of the current investment activity in the sector is being injected...

Although Dubai has traversed some challenging economic territory over recent years the economic stimulus of Expo 2020 preparation and more stable oil prices have eased this strain in 2019, and business sentiment has improved accordingly. With the long-anticipated expo event set to take place in 2020, attention has started to focus on the important question of sustaining the current economic momentum over the medium term.

Abu Dhabi has strengthened its position as a regional trade and logistics centre, with container traffic at the emirate’s Khalifa Port rising by 82.4% year-on-year in the first half of 2019.