DP WORLD TO SHOWCASE NON-CONTAINERISED CARGO HANDLING CAPACITY AT BREAKBULK ME 2019
Flagship Jebel Ali Port is the premier gateway to all breakbulk and project cargo bound for Expo 2020: Mohammed Al Muallem
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 February 2019:- Jebel Ali Port, operated by DP World, UAE Region, will showcase its offerings as the region’s premier gateway for breakbulk and project cargo at the 4th Breakbulk Middle East 2019 conference and exhibition in Dubai.
As Expo 2020’s Premier Global Trade Partner, DP World has been scaling up its flagship Jebel Ali Port operations to handle expo-bound cargo and related services. Also hosted by DP World, UAE Region, Breakbulk ME 2019 brings together the region’s leading shippers and project cargo professionals.
The throughput of non-containerised cargo such as breakbulk, bulk and project cargo has moved in a steady upward direction at Jebel Ali Port, evident in its average annual throughput of 4.8 million metric tonnes (MT) of breakbulk and 4.1 million MT of bulk between 2013 and 2017.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “DP World, UAE Region is directly responsible for ensuring all Expo related cargo brought into Dubai are handled safely and in a timely manner. Our dedicated teams have been doing a great job of handling what’s already passed through our terminals and yards. Non-containerised cargo is an important part of our business and accounts for nearly a quarter of total volumes. Breakbulk Middle East 2019 is ideally timed to bring focused attention to the breakbulk and project cargo sector, especially in light of the $900 billion worth of infrastructure projects in the pipeline.”
“The world class hub services at Jebel Ali Port are strengthened by a high degree of specialisation in the storage and handling of all kinds of cargo. Our Integrated Port and Logistics offerings at Jebel Ali are supported by purpose-built facilities for the expanding demand of breakbulk, project cargo, Ro-Ro and other general cargo handling services. DP World, UAE Region is proud to be a part of the fourth Breakbulk Middle East.”
The importance of breakbulk is underscored by DP World’s focus of aligning Jebel Ali Port’s operations and services with its numerous Parks and Zones such as Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), National Industries Park and Dubai Auto Zone, its online trade services platform Dubai Trade, and security services through World Security. This integrated business model has allowed the company to position itself across the supply chain and provide seamless, customised support to suit existing market conditions.
With about $900bn worth of projects planned or underway, the UAE is the MENA region’s second biggest projects market. That includes $589bn worth of announced projects under construction and a pipeline of unawarded projects of about $310bn.
DP World’s flagship facility, Jebel Ali Port, is the premier gateway for over 80 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide and hinterland road connectivity across the GCC and beyond.
Jebel Ali is equipped to handle the growing demand for heavy lift and project cargo offering tailor-made solutions (including space for storage and assembly) for any shipment, regardless of the size or weight.
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 80 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 23.9% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow into the country and it sustains the employment of more than 135,000 people in the United Arab Emirates. In 2017, Jafza generated trade worth USD 83.03 billion.
Jebel Ali Port & Free Zone are strategically located at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 3.5 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 contribute 33.4% 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