Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem met with a Yemeni delegation led by Transport Minister, Badr Mubarak Ba-Salma in the UAE recently to discuss mutual areas of co-operation that would enable the port and terminal operator to re-enter Yemen as a key investor, according to Seatrade Maritime.
The Sultan said: “We have a close bond with Yemen, with long standing historical and trading ties. It is our honour to offer our advice and expertise in global ports and logistics to contribute to the Government of Yemen’s efforts to rebuild their economy.
“We are exploring areas where we can help our near neighbours in their efforts to restore critical marine and trade infrastructure at Aden and look forward to developing our discussions in the immediate future.”
DP World said: “A management team from DP World and Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) will visit Yemen [this] week to continue the dialogue, review developments in the country and establish areas where assistance can be provided for the benefit of the people of Yemen.”
In other news, DP World has signed a joint-venture agreement with the Dubai Trade, the ports of Algiers, Oran and Skikda to introduce an electronic port community system in order to make transactions paperless at Algeria’s ports.
Bin Sulayem said: “Connecting ports under one port community system which makes all trading transactions electronic for those involved in the supply chain will increase efficiencies and enable trade to prosper in Algeria.”