Jebel Ali Named “Port of the Year” (UAE)
In recognition of its exceptional management and innovative approach to improve operational efficiencies, DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has been named “Shipping Port of the Year” at the prestigious annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) 2013.
It is Jebel Ali’s fifth SCATA award in seven years, and was received by Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, at the magazine publisher ITP Business annual gala attended by hundreds of supply chain industry leaders.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said:
“We are delighted to receive the 2013 Shipping Port Award and we thank SCATA for the honour. This prestigious supply chain award recognises our service excellence as well as the leadership position DP World plays as the gateway for cargo into the Middle East and the wider region. Our on-going expansions and enhancement of our services and operations will ensure Jebel Ali continues to meet our customer’s requirements for additional capacity and efficiency improvements.”
DP World is expanding Jebel Ali Port’s container capacity, adding 1 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units) to Container Terminal 2 later this year and another 4 million TEU capacity with the new Container Terminal 3 by 2014. Once completed, Jebel Ali Port will be able to handle up to 10 of the next generation 18,000 TEU mega vessels at the same time – the only port in the region able to do so.
Organised by ITP, the annual SCATA awards are a celebration of the Middle East logistics industry’s achievements over the past 12 months. It recognises outstanding regional and international companies, in 16 categories covering the logistics, sea freight and air cargo sectors.
Press Release, May 2, 2013