Dubai Police and DP World, UAE Region have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance safety and security cooperation at Jebel Ali Port and surrounding industrial areas to enable the unhindered flow of trade through the Middle East’s largest seaport.
The MoU was signed by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World and Major General Khamis Matar Al Muzainah, Commandant General of the Dubai Police during a ceremony in Jebel Ali in the presence of senior officials from both organisations, including Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP World UAE Region.
DP World, UAE Region and Dubai Police will establish a joint committee to identify the safety and security issues, recommend solutions and ways to implement them.
Major General Khamis Matar Al Muzainah said: “DP World and its flagship Jebel Ali Port is a hub of regional trade and the world class infrastructure plays an important role in attracting businesses from around the world.
“The agreement aims to enhance joint-security action in this important pillar of Dubai’s economy benefitting the companies and organisations that use its services.”
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “Building a safe, secure and resilient port community is part of our commitment to customers and port users. Dubai Police are one of the most professional security forces and our strategic partnership with them will raise efficiency at our facilities for the benefit of the business community.”
The agreement includes measures aimed at reducing accidents and tackling congestion on roads leading to and from Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Freezone.
Cooperation will also see new ways to exchange information and use of Jebel Ali Port’s logistical and security support systems such as its helipad and CCTV archives.
Joint workshops, training programmes, emergency response drills and traffic awareness campaigns also feature in the agreement.
This follows news that DP World’s global terminals will be certified to weigh containers in preparation for the SOLAS amendment which is due to come into force on July 1, 2016.