Argentine VP delegation tours Jebel Ali Port
Dubai, August 21, 2013
A high level delegation from Argentina led by the Vice President Amado Boudou today visited global marine operator DP World headquarters and toured Jebel Ali Port.
The visiting dignitaries were accompanied by Mohammed Sharaf, Group chief executive officer, DP World and a number of senior DP World officials including Rashid Abdulla, senior vice president Global Operations and Butti Al Jumairi, director Government Relations.
They were briefed on the sophisticated technology and innovation that has driven the port’s operational efficiencies, as well as its major expansion projects, including the recent addition of 1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) to Terminal 2 capacity, and the ongoing development of Terminal 3 that will add a further 4 million TEU bringing the port’s capacity to 19 million TEU in 2014.
The delegation listened to a presentation on Jebel Ali’s role as a gateway to the region and DP World’s activities across its global portfolio of more than 65 terminals, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe, South America and the Middle East.
Talks between the two sides covered issues of mutual interest and possible opportunities for further enhancing cooperation.
"The Vice-President’s visit further cements the already strong relations DP World has with Argentina where we operate the largest container terminal in the country,” said Sharaf.
“As a vibrant, emerging market, Argentina has great potential and we are committed to playing a vital role in its economic development and in the local community. We thank the Government of Argentina for their continuous support and look forward to further cooperation."
DP World operates Terminales Rio de la Plata (TRP), the largest container terminal in Argentina, located in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires. The terminal handles container and general cargo, and cruise vessels. – TradeArabia News Service