DP World, the leading smart trade enabler, was named Terminal Operator of the Year and The Technology / Innovations at the eighth annual Maritime Standard Awards.
The award ceremony took place on November 22nd, 2021 under the auspices of HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Airline and Group, and was attended by 800 professionals from different sectors of the industry.
The company’s longstanding commitment to innovation, forward-thinking approach, and advances in efficiency and productivity earned them these awards.
The prestigious awards were received by Esam Khoori, Executive Director – Container Terminals, DP World UAE and Ibrahim Al Najjar, Director IT, DP World UAE, in the presence of industry leaders.
As part of its commitment to supporting the industry, DP World sponsored the Maritime Standard Excellence Award presented by Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World UAE and Jafza, to HE Omar bin Talal Hariri, President of Saudi Ports became authority.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director of DP World UAE and Jafza, said: âIt is encouraging to gain recognition for our role in providing productive, efficient and secure trading channels and platforms to the region.
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âThe awards testify to our integrated logistics model, which is based on a unique holistic system. At DP World we believe in ‘changing what is possible’.
âOur efforts are proof that we are committed to this goal. In order to meet the requirements of the dynamic market and our customers, we strive to continuously develop our core competencies.
âSo we always encourage our teams to leverage the power of digital technology and automation to improve delivery and results for customers.
“As we work to help the global trade and logistics industry thrive, we are also focusing our efforts on driving growth in the United Arab Emirates, which has reaffirmed its position as a global maritime hub.”
The DP World container terminals in the port of Jebel Ali have a total capacity of 22.4 million TEU. The container throughput compared to the previous year testifies to the rapid progress in the port of Jebel Ali, which handled 6.9 million TEU in the first half of 2021.
Key DP World projects that have revolutionized operations include CARGOES TOS +, a cloud-based Terminal Operating System (TOS); BOXBAY, its intelligent High Bay Storage (HBS) system, with which DP World has carried out more than 60,000 container moves in the port of Jebel Ali and DP World Cargospeed, a partnership with Virgin Hyperloop One, to ensure fast, sustainable and efficient delivery to enable palletized freight around the world.
Recently the company also launched a new fleet of autonomous internal terminal vehicles (AITVs) in the port of Jebel Ali and ZODIAC, its fully automated terminal operating system (TOS) in container terminal 3.
As the leading maritime trade portal with access to more than 3.5 billion consumers, DP World was an important economic factor for the emirate of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
With its flagships, the multifunctional Jebel Ali Port and the integrated business center Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the company contributes 33.4% to Dubai’s GDP.
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