Shanghai, China / Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 25, 2012: - DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has been voted the “Best Seaport - Middle East” for the 18thconsecutive year at the 26thAsian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) organised by the Hong Kong-based transport and logistics market newspaper Cargonews Asia.
On behalf of DP World, UAE Region, Kris Chang, Managing Director, DP World – China, received the prestigious award, at a glittering ceremony in Shanghai, China attended by more than 400 top executives from the Asian supply chain industry.
The AFSCA award selection involves key decision makers in the industry who take part in an independently verified process comprising a nomination round and a voting round. The winners are chosen by thousands of readers of Cargonews Asia voting for the best-performing companies across a number of categories.
Jebel Ali Port was cited for sustained excellence through innovative, technology-driven initiatives focussed on improving supply chain efficiency for customers and responding to their changing needs.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said:
“Winning at AFSCA is always special for us because of the tough criteria employed to judge port performance. The 18thsuccessive award reaffirms Jebel Ali Port’s premier position in the Middle East. It is a tribute to our hard-working employees and our ability to deliver the best possible service to our customers. We dedicate this award to all those who made it possible for us to sustain our performance excellence.”
Established in 1987, AFSCA is Asia’s longest-running awards event. The prestigious award is of 18 categories which covers air and sea ports, air cargo and container awards, along with Best Green Service Providers.
About DP World
DP World operates more than 60 terminals across six continents, with container handling generating around 80% of its revenue. In addition, the company currently has 11 new developments and major expansions underway in 10 countries.
DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo. Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of more than 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.
In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 18 consecutive years.
In 2011, DP World handled nearly 55 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key growth markets, including India, China and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 103 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.