DP World’s Jebel Ali Port in the United Arab Emirates has joined the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) as a regular member.
Jebel Ali Port is a gateway hub and vital link in the global trade network, connecting eastern and western markets with North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. As DP World’s flagship port, it is the largest seaport in the Middle East and ranks among the top ten container ports of the world.
“We warmly welcome Jebel Ali Port in the IAPH family!” the IAPH said in a statement.
Jebel Ali has four container terminals with a total handling capacity of 19.3 million TEU.
IAPH comprises some 200 Regular Members – leading ports in 90 countries, who are public port authorities, private port operators, government agencies responsible for ports.
Surveys conducted in the past years show that, combining all IAPH member ports, they handle over 60% of the world sea-borne trade in metric ton and over 80% of world container traffic in TEU.
In addition, nearly 150 shipping, stevedoring and warehousing businesses, national and regional port associations, port research and training institutes, and manufacturers of port-related products are represented as Associate members.