(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
DUBAI, 10th December, 2017 (WAM) -- Global trade enabler, DP World, was recognised for its world leading business standards and practices, winning two awards at the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards 2017, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group.
DP World - UAE Region won the 'Terminal Operator of the Year Award', which cited the regional trade enabler for its consistently high levels of performance, commercial success and have shown a commitment to invest and expand operations in the future.
Jebel Ali Port won the 'Most Automated Container Terminal of the Year' award, in recognition of DP World - UAE Region's consistent efforts to set global benchmarks in port automation technologies.
The awards were received by Abdulla bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer of DP World - UAE Region, and Shehab Al Rahma, Manager, Special Projects - Commercial, DP World - UAE Region, during a ceremony attended by industry leaders and decision makers from across the Arab world.
Commenting on the achievement, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World, said, "DP World is honoured to receive the Transport Arabia Excellence Awards. It's a recognition of Dubai's leadership role in cargo transportation and logistics, as well as the gold standards DP World has set as we evolved from a local port operator into a global trade enabler. Our relentless focus on productivity, business expansion by thinking ahead to be when and where our customers need us, and investments in our people and technology drive our success.
"The Transport Arabia Excellence Awards will go a long way to promote global best standards and practices and excellence in cargo transportation and logistics across the region. Above all, we believe it can contribute to encourage intra-regional trade, which has tremendous opportunities for growth in the Arab world."
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