A high level delegation from Dubai Municipality led by Director General HE Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, visited DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali port and met with DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and the global marine terminal operator’s top officials.
Mr Bin Sulayem welcomed Mr Lootah and the Dubai Municipality delegation to the state-of-the-art Jebel Ali facility strengthened further by its recent acquisition of Economic Zones World. Its key asset, the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ), is one of the largest free zones in the GCC and a major industrial and commercial development.
Discussions included inventing ways to enhance existing relations between DP World and Dubai Municipality for the benefit of the supply chain in Dubai and the UAE. The meeting was attended by DP World Vice Chairman HE Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Group Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Sharaf, and Senior Vice President & Managing Director of UAE Region Mohammed Al Muallem.
Following the meeting, Mr Lootah and the Dubai Municipality delegation toured the port and were briefed on the latest technologies implemented at the brand new Terminal 3. In the Dubai Municipality delegation were, Eng. Salem bin nail Assistant Director-General for the Environment Health and Safety Supervision, Eng. Salah Amiri, Assistant Director General for Environment and Public Health Services, Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, Executive Director of the Department of Food Control, Eng. David Hajri, Director of Planning Engineer, Eng. Alia Harmoudi Director environment, Ismail al-Banna, Director of Corporate Marketing and relations Department, and Eng. Marwan Al-Mohammad Director of the Department of Health and public safety.
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, said: “It was our pleasure to host the Dubai Municipality delegation to share our thoughts and expertise on implementing best practice and state-of-the-art technology to increase supply chain efficiencies and boost the growth of trade. We were delighted to welcome HE Eng. Lootah and his team to discuss our partnership and relationships between the public and private sectors. This co-operation to support trade is an example of Dubai’s inclusive approach connecting organisations together and which has driven its incredible growth over the years. That growth is set to continue, and we are ready for it.”
HE Engineer Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “Our strategy is to provide Dubai’s community with special community services in-line with Dubai’s vision. Our strong relations with DP World provide traders with services that can handle the increase in local demand from residents and visitors as well as catering for the large influx of tourists expected in the run-up to the EXPO 2020 event. Jebel Ali Port is the largest platform for imports to Dubai and the UAE, and it is a flagship for the country.”
Dubai Municipality provides inspection services in two facilities at Jebel Ali Port, dedicated to health and the environment. Jebel Ali Port is the gateway for goods across a region of over two billion people in the Middle East, including Africa and the Subcontinent. With the new Container Terminal 3 (T3) due to be fully operational by the end of this year, the port will have a total capacity of 19 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units).