A new free zone was established by Ras al-Khaimah Port, which will be under the license jurisdiction of RAK Maritime City Free Zone Authority.
The new alternate free zone within the RAK port will attract more tenants that are seeking to find a location in the city, as well as be able to directly connect them with the port facility itself. The most important aspect for the new facility was that the tenants and their customer would not have any issues when it comes to accessibility, this can become problematic due to the high security levels that are commonly associated with ports. To enable easier entrance, new security access points are added, while still adhering to the established customs and free zone protocols.
Captain Clifford Brand, CEO of Ras al-Khaimah Ports, said, the objective is to ensure that tenants and clients are able to conduct their business in the most efficient and rapid way, as they would want to.
Justin Wardle, RAK Port’s Operations Director, believes that it’s the free zones structure has affordable pricing that many potential tenants would be interested in. the area has a purpose built warehousing ready of 1,512 and 1,944 square meters, and open land of up to 50,000 square meters. It also has direct access to the Port Zone and its docks. If it is required by the tenant, the option to divide the smaller warehousing sites into two 756 square meters is available.
The Port Zone has a 1,944-square meter warehouse, a 1,944-square meter non-free zone area and open storage of 2,000 square meters.
It was also established that the current services provided by the port will continue, some of these include marine layby, afloat repair, logistics, import and export, crew and vessel services, warehousing, cold store warehousing and open land storage.