Jebel Ali is the only port outside the Far East to make it into the latest Top 10 list of the world's largest ports - an achievement DP World Chairman, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, credits to Dubai's visionary leadership in creating the infrastructure and the business environment to drive continuous growth.
The latest container ports' rankings from Lloyd's List, Containerisation International (CI) and The Journal of Commerce (JOC), all show DP World's flagship Jebel Ali port as the ninth largest in the world. Seven of the top 10 are in China, with the other two being Singapore, and Pusan, South Korea.
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said, "Jebel Ali has consistently maintained its Top Ten ranking since 1997 thanks to Dubai and the U.A.E.'s position as the centre for trade in the region, which our port has supported and driven with constant investment in infrastructure to stay ahead of demand. This success is entirely due to the wise and far sighted vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, U.A.E. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who has always been an inspiration for us, positioning Dubai and the U.A.E. as a regional and international leader.
"We remain committed to investing in the infrastructure and capabilities of our facility and our people at Jebel Ali to continue to grow and contribute to the further expansion and development of Dubai and the U.A.E., in cooperation with our customers, partners and our employees."