DP WORLD, UAE REGION WINS SEATRADE PORT & TERMINAL OPERATOR AWARD
Regional trade enabler recognised for operational excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th Nov 2018: – DP World, UAE Region has been recognised for its significant contribution to the UAE’s trade and outstanding performance by winning the Port and Terminal Operator Award at the prestigious Seatrade Maritime Middle East Awards.
The Award was received by Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World, UAE Region at a gala ceremony in the presence of more than 700 leading maritime industry professionals.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “This is another headline day for DP World and all our Dubai-based employees. I congratulate the UAE Region team on their achievements highlighting our role in the global supply chain and development of a smart port complete with modern automated systems and value-added services. The Port and Terminal Operator of the Year is a strong endorsement of our contribution to maritime trade in the country and across the region.
“We owe our premier industry position to the support of our customers, port users and key stakeholders. The Award underlines our leadership in the region, recognising Jebel Ali Port’s position as the go-to commercial gateway for the trading community. We thank Seatrade for acknowledging our contribution to enabling regional trade.”
In 2017, DP World, UAE Region won the Outstanding Achievement Award at Seatrade Maritime Middle East. The company’s flagship Jebel Ali Port is one of the most technologically advanced ports in the world and has been rated as the most productive globally.
It has a handling capacity of 19.3 million twenty-equivalent container units (TEU) a year and has become the preferred destination for cargo entering the MENA region, serving as a major transhipment hub on one of the busiest trade lanes in the world.
The semi-automated Terminal 3 is the largest container terminal of its kind in the GCC and one of few that can berth new age Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) with capacities over 20,000 containers. In the first nine months of the year DP World, UAE Region handled 11.3 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units), while globally DP World recorded 53.6 million TEU, a 2.6 per cent increase year-on-year.
The Seatrade Awards programme is widely recognised as the region’s premier maritime event.
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About DP World, UAE Region
DP World, UAE Region is part of DP World – the leading enabler of global trade. The DP World, UAE Region portfolio includes Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal and Coastal Berth, Mina Al Hamriya in Dubai city and three Zones: Jebel Ali Free Zone “Jafza”, National industries Park “NIP” and Dubai Auto Zone “DAZ”, Dubai trade & World Security.
DP World, UAE Region operates Jebel Ali Port – our poly-functional flagship facility. Jebel Ali Port is the largest seaport in the Middle East and a premier gateway for over 90 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide. Jebel Ali port has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 24 consecutive years and is ranked amongst the largest container ports worldwide. It has the world’s largest man-made harbour.
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is one of the world’s leading free trade zones, home to over 7,500 multinational companies. Jafza accounts for almost 32% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow into the country and it sustains the employment of more than 150,000 people in the United Arab Emirates. In 2017, Jafza generated trade worth USD 83.1 billion.
Jebel Ali Port & Freezone are strategically located at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 2.5 billion people. As an integrated multi-modal hub it offers sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities. Jebel Ali Port & free zone contributes 21% of Dubai’s GDP on a yearly basis.
DP World, UAE Region plays a vital role in the economy of Dubai and the UAE. We aim to be essential to the bright future of regional trade, by setting the standard for technological and logistical capabilities.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions for our customers. For further information, please visit our website: http://www.dpworld.ae