Jebel Ali Port Wins 'Best Seaport' Award
Press release - DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has retained its leadership position by winning the Best Seaport – Middle East Award for the 21st 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.
Asia Cargo News magazine, the organizers of AFLAS, picked the winners through a nomination and voting process where more than 15,000 readers and e-news subscribers determined the leading companies in the market and then chose the winners.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said, “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.”
DP World recently announced the start of construction work on the brand new Container Terminal 4 at Jebel Ali, 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.