DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has retained its leading position as the Middle East’s top port by winning the Best Seaport – Middle East Award for the twenty-first year in a row at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) 2015 in Hong Kong.
The award was received on behalf of the global marine terminal operator by Rashid Abdulla, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World Asia Pacific Region.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “Being crowned as the Best Seaport – Middle East for 21 years in a row is an achievement for Dubai and the UAE as a whole, demonstrating that visionary leadership, commitment and performance excellence continue to drive our national development.
“Our focus on strengthening Jebel Ali’s role as the gateway to the Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent is paying dividends. Our proven port-centric integrated logistics solutions have been complemented with the acquisition of the Economic Zones World, which includes Jebel Ali Free Zone. We are committed to contribute even more to the UAE’s economy and Dubai’s status as the premier regional trading hub.”
The port is currently in the process of developing and constructing its container terminal T4, with work on the project commencing in August, 2015, which will deliver new capacity of 3.1 million TEU in Phase 1 by 2018, taking the port’s total capacity to 22.1 million TEU.
Mr Bin Sulayem concluded: “This on-going recognition at Asia’s most prestigious awards ceremony is due to employees and our customers who see Jebel Ali Port as a vehicle for their business development. I would like to thank our clients and stakeholders for their support and assure them that we will continue in our efforts to deliver the best and safest port services in the region.”
Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP World Mohammed Al Muallem is contributing a Technical Paper in the upcoming Mega-Ports Edition of PTI on how Jebel Ali uses technology and innovation to drive success.