DP WORLD CHAIRMAN WELCOMES UK TRADE
& INVESTMENT MINISTER AT JEBEL ALI PORT
Bin Sulayem and Lord Green discuss cooperation
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2011:- Cooperation and ongoing
projects were at the centre of talks yesterday (September 19) between DP World
Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and UK Minister for Trade and Investment,
Lord Stephen Green, at the company’s Head Office in Jebel Ali.
Lord Green, who is currently on an official visit to the UAE, toured the Jebel Ali Port and
free zone to learn about the skills and experience the company brings to the UK at its
terminals in the new London Gateway Port and Logistics Park being constructed in
Essex, UK. He praised the rapid rise of DP World as the third largest marine terminal
operator in the world.
The UK Minister for Trade and Investment was accompanied on the tour by Mr Bin
Sulayem, HE Abdulrahman Ghanem Almutaiwee, UAE Ambassador to the UK, Jamal
Majid Bin Thaniah, Joint Vice Chairman, DP World, Mohammed Sharaf, Chief Executive
Officer, DP World, Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing
Director, DP World, UAE Region, and other senior officials and delegates of the British
The visiting UK Minister for Trade and Investment expressed interest in the advanced
technology-driven operational efficiencies of Jebel Ali Port and the close relations
between Britain and the UAE that underpin iconic DP World investments such as the
London Gateway project.
Lord Stephen Green, UK Minister for Trade and Investment, said:
“I was impressed with my visit to Jebel Ali Port. DP World has already made an
important contribution to UK infrastructure and is creating new jobs, skills and offering
new ways to enhance the efficiency of supply chains.”
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said:
“It is an honour to receive Lord Green at our flagship Jebel Ali facility, which reflects the
kind of expertise and investment strategy that we apply to our projects worldwide
including our UK operations. We showed the Minister how our passion for customer
service has led us to become a global leader in the port industry.”
London Gateway is set to be one of the world’s most efficient and productive container
ports situated alongside a new world class logistics park on a 600 hectare site just 40
kilometres east of central London. Some 600 construction staff are now onsite building
essential infrastructure for the project, which has already won awards for its
environmental initiatives. It is the single largest job creation project in the UK today and
will deliver 36,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The new development will provide cheaper and more efficient supply chains for
importers and exporters though a unique combination of a superior location to hinterland
markets and port-centric benefits.
Photo Caption: UK Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Stephen Green, DP World
Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, HE Abdulrahman Ghanem Almutaiwee, UAE
Ambassador to the UK, Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group CEO, Ports and Free Zone
World, Mohammed Sharaf, Chief Executive Officer, DP World, Mohammed Al Muallem,
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, and other
delegates of the British team at the Jebel Ali Port.