UAE-based global marine terminal operator DP World was recognised for its world leading business standards and practices when its UAE Region won two awards at the recent Transport Arabia Excellence Awards 2017.
The event was held under the patronage of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, CEO and chairman of the Emirates Group, and chairman of Dubai World.
DP World, UAE Region won the ‘Terminal Operator of the Year Award’, which cited the regional trade enabler for its consistently high levels of performance, commercial success and have shown a commitment to invest and expand operations in the future, said a statement.
Jebel Ali Port won the ‘Most Automated Container Terminal of the Year’ award, in recognition of DP World, UAE Region’s consistent efforts to set global benchmarks in port automation technologies, it said.
The awards were received by Abdulla Bin Damithan, chief commercial officer, DP World - UAE Region and Shehab Al Rahma, manager, Special Projects - commercial, DP World - UAE Region at a red carpet ceremony attended by industry leaders and decision makers from across the Arab world, it added.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and chief executive officer, DP World, said:
“The company is honoured to receive the awards. It’s a recognition of Dubai’s leadership role in cargo transportation and logistics, as well as the gold standards our company has set as we evolved from a local port operator into a global trade enabler.”
“Our relentless focus on productivity, business expansion by thinking ahead to be when and where our customers need us, and investments in our people and technology drive our success,” he said.
“The awards will go a long way to promote global best standards and practices and excellence in cargo transportation and logistics across the region. Above all, we believe it can contribute to encourage intra-regional trade, which has tremendous opportunities for growth in the Arab world,” he added.
DP World is a principal partner of the awards initiative to promote excellence and healthy competition in cargo transportation in the Arab world, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service