The UAE’s achievements on the economic front, which gave the nation long-term stability and growth, has contributed in a big way to the success of DP World both at home and internationally, said a senior official.
The UAE’s continued investment in human resources, education, healthcare and other areas of social infrastructure underpin the stability and all-round growth of the country and its businesses, remarked Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World.
He was speaking at the annual grand gala dinner hosted by DP World, UAE Region recently for its stakeholders, partners and clients from the supply chain industry in Dubai.
“The UAE, under its wise leadership, has recorded remarkable all-round development because of sustained investment in social infrastructure fields like human resources, education and healthcare,” Sulayem noted.
“This social evolution has kept pace with the UAE’s achievements on the economic front, giving the nation long term stability and growth. This has also contributed to the success of DP World both at home and internationally,” he added.
He stressed that the true spirit of partnership forged between DP World and its customers over the years was the cornerstone of their collective success.
“DP World’s achievements during 2010 despite the global uncertainties were made possible by the tremendous support we received from our customers. It is a reflection of the true spirit of partnership between us forged over the years forming the cornerstone of our collective success,” he added.
Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group CEO, Dubai World and joint vice chairman, DP World, said: “The growth of trade has always had challenges. However, as DP World proved in 2010, it is possible to overcome them through operational efficiencies.”
“At DP World we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes to providing and sustaining the best environment for our business partners to benefit from. This customer-centric focus will continue to drive our relationship, today and in future,” he remarked.
Mohammed Al Muallem, senior vice president and managing director, said: “As the leading container port operator in the region, DP World, UAE Region strives to continuously upgrade its facilities to better serve its port users.”
“The sophisticated gate automation systems and other technology-driven innovations we introduced have already delivered measurable benefits to our customers. We’ll continue to play a pivotal role in engaging and enabling Dubai’s trading community in every possible way,” he added.
Over 550 guests including top level executives and representatives from shipping lines, freight forwarding companies, traders and other logistics operators, were present.
Senior DP World officials including Mohammed Sharaf, CEO, DP World took part along with officials from Economic Zones World and Dubai Customs.
‘At 102 points on an index of 100. 70 per cent of traders expect volumes to stay the same or increase in the next six months, with 68 per cent positive about the global economy over the same period,’ the HSBC TCI report added.