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Sultan bin Sulayem presents DP World’s experience and global role in ports industry to Atlantic Council Leadership Delegation

H.E. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, has received the Atlantic Council Leadership Delegation, headed by Chairman Jon M. Huntsman. Bin Sulayem presented to the delegation DP World’s vibrant role in the ports industry, having a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across six continents.

Following the presentation, the delegation toured Jebel Ali Port, where they were briefed on the port’s ongoing expansion projects, which will increase its handling capacity to a total of 19 million TEU after completion in early 2015.

The delegation comprised Mr. Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council, Mr. Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council, besides top officials from the Council’s regional centers and heads of major global companies.

Mr. Huntsman hailed DP World’s experience and role in developing and managing ports worldwide. He also valued the company’s infrastructure development efforts in many countries.

H.E. Sultan bin Sulayem said: “DP World takes on a leading role in operating ports around the world, in line with the UAE’s mission to serve the international community by presenting our accumulated expertise in economic development to other countries.” He further noted “We are committed to performing our global obligations to the fullest, following the vision and directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to share our rich experiences in Dubai with others.”

The Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan policy organization, headquartered in Washington, DC. The Council maintains ten regional centers and functional programs that work together to shape today’s policy choices and foster transatlantic strategies to advance international security and global economic prosperity. The Council frequently brings together domestic and international decision makers, military leaders, and key members of the private sector and civil society to discuss relevant transatlantic issues and challenges.