JEBEL ALI PORT RECEIVES THE UAE PIONEERS AWARD

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DP World’s flagship, Jebel Ali Port, the 10th largest container port in the world, has been awarded The UAE Pioneers Award for its outstanding contribution to Dubai’s economy by enabling regional trade and setting new industry benchmarks with its innovative solutions and services.

The UAE Pioneers Award was established in 2014 under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The award recognises iconic projects as well as exemplary Emiratis for their talents and initiatives. This year Jebel Ali Port was acknowledged as the pioneering initiative that put Dubai on the map of global trade.

The award was received by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, who expressed his gratitude for the recognition and reaffirmed DP World’s commitment to continue enabling trade through building one of the most efficient trade networks in the world with the use of groundbreaking technologies and solutions.

Bin Sulayem said: “It is a great honour to be acknowledged by The UAE Pioneers Award, and this acknowledgement reflects on the wisdom and grace of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, and the Dubai Government for recognising Jebel Ali Port’s historic role as an economic growth engine. DP World has always placed great emphasis on serving the UAE and local communities through the development of trade enabling infrastructure. Jebel Ali Port has been at the heart of this and is now recognised worldwide both for the quality of its services as well as the consistency with which it has supported the national economy.”

He added: “DP World aims to leave a positive legacy for our community and we have strived to do so by creating a trade and business environment that incentivises businesses and investors, and to spur economic diversification by providing the necessary support through our numerous Parks and Zones such as Jafza, National Industries Park, and Dubai Auto Zone. We will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and development and bring prosperity through job creation, social investments, and infrastructure development to drive economic growth.”

Jebel Ali Port has established itself as a major trade hub in the global supply chain. The port’s trade network reaches out to over three billion people in the Middle East, North and East Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. Jebel Ali Port is also rated as one of the most productive and technologically advanced container ports in the world, connecting to over 140 services that span the globe and has been voted as the “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 24 consecutive years.

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