Dubai: Dubai Customs’ latest data shows that the Hatta Border Crossing Customs Center has handled a total of 46,965 cargo trucks in the first six months of 2023. The daily average of these trucks was 260, and they were mostly loaded with foodstuffs.
The center’s teams are working hard to improve the trade of goods and make imports easier. Dubai Customs said their integrated, round-the-clock services and facilities at the border crossing helped smooth the clearance procedures for incoming freight trucks in a way that supports food security in the local market.
Mr. Humaid Al Rasheed, Director of the Land Customs Centres Department at Dubai Customs, stated that, “The upward momentum in tourist traffic experienced by Dubai, which exceeded the pre-Covid levels, saw the number of vehicles cleared by the Hatta Customs Centre jump to 365,448 vehicles during the first half of this year.”
“The Hatta Border Crossing is an important international crossing point, connecting the country to the Sultanate of Oman. It plays a significant role in facilitating trade and passenger movement between Dubai and Oman,” Mr. Rasheed further added.
Mr. Hamad Kajour, Senior Manager of Hatta Customs Center, quoted that, “The Center has a pivotal role in supporting supply chains and supplying the local market with commodities and basic products. The advanced facilities and state-of-the-art smart scanning equipment we have in the center enable us to deal with the growing influx of passengers and goods swiftly and efficiently.”
Primary goods transported by land through the center are vegetables, fruits, perfumes, electrical appliances, electronics, foodstuffs, soft drinks, juices, dairy, marble, ceramics, motors and engines, heavy machinery, and cement, as per the statement.