Jebel Ali achieves the distinction of being the only non-‘Far East’ port to tank in top ten
Dubai, September 11, 2014(STAT):- Jebel Ali has made it into the latest top 10 list of the world’s largest ports. This is the only port outside the Far East to achieve this distinction.
DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem credits this to Dubai’s visionary leadership in creating the infrastructure and the business environment to drive continuous growth. The latest container ports’ rankings from Lloyd's List, Containerisation International (CI) and The Journal of Commerce (JOC), all show DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali port as the ninth largest in the world. Seven of the top 10 are in China, with the other two being Singapore, and Pusan, South Korea.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “Jebel Ali has consistently maintained its top ten ranking since 1997 thanks to Dubai and the UAE’s position as the centre for trade in the region, which our port has supported and driven with constant investment in infrastructure to stay ahead of demand. We remain committed to investing in the infrastructure and capabilities of our facility and our people at Jebel Ali to continue to grow and contribute to the further expansion and development of Dubai and the UAE, in cooperation with our customers, partners and our employees.”
Mohammed Sharaf, group chief executive officer, DP World, said: “The distinguished performance by our UAE Region team has helped us maintain our leadership ranking and has made Jebel Ali stand out among its peers. Its excellent performance has allowed Jebel Ali to also maintain the Best Seaport – Middle East title for the 20th year in a row.
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