Reinforcing its leading position in the transport and logistics sector with innovative strategies and beneficial initiatives
DP World, UAE Region, the leading smart trade enabler, was recognised for its outstanding performance in governance and logistics during the pandemic in two categories, Hero of the Pandemic (Ports) and Most Innovative Company at the Transport & Logistics Middle East (TLME) Awards 2021. The awards were received by Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director, Ports and Terminals, DP World – UAE Region and Ibrahim Al Najjar, Director IT, DP World – UAE Region in the presence of delegates from the industry.
Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World – UAE Region and Jafza said: “We are proud of being able to carry on the legacy of the leadership of the UAE and realise their vision to maintain Dubai’s status as a centre of trade. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have placed a high priority on Food Security, availability of medical equipment and safety of our people. We also assisted companies in building quarantine systems to ensure safe employee rotation to avoid any possibility of infections within their workforce and provided incentives to support companies through fee reductions of up to 70 per cent. Achieving this feat would not have been possible without the support of our customers and members of the DP World, UAE Region family, whose contribution is integral to our achievements.”
Ensuring the safety of the community
Throughout the pandemic, by introducing various initiatives, DP World, UAE Region ensured that the workforce within their parks and zones remained safe and efficient as always. To ensure secure operations, the entity rolled out a vaccination drive that covered over 10,000 employees and their families. It also played a significant role in orchestrating the repatriation of cruise ship passengers and facilitation of crew changes. During the initial phase of the pandemic, the Mina Rashid port received 13 cruise ships that were stuck in the region with approximately 39,000 passengers, including 22,000 tourists and 17,000 marine crew members.
Leading digital transformation in the industry
Over the years, DP World, UAE Region has been a trailblazer in the industry as an enabler of smart trade. The organisation has been committed to enhancing its core competencies to achieve this goal. With the primary aim of supporting their customers and meeting the demands of the dynamic market, their team strives to develop innovative solutions in digital technology and automation to add value to the efficient and robust supply chains in the region.
DP World completed more than 60,000 container moves so far in the BoxBay high bay store system at Jebel Ali Port. The milestone demonstrates how the disruptive technology concept works by streamlining container handling. As a leader in port and terminal operations and maritime services, the entity has implemented innovative strategies to keep cargo moving at an efficient rate during the pandemic despite several challenges.