Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company, Borouge, and Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, signing the contract at Borouge’s offices in Abu Dhabi
DP World, UAE Region, the regional leading marine terminal operator and Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, signed a contract through which DP World will support the distribution of Borouge’s products as one of Borouge’s several gateways to export its products to its customers in the UAE and around the world.
The contract was signed by Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge), and Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region. The signing ceremony took place at Borouge’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the presence of senior officials from both companies.
Under the terms of the signed contract, DP World will provide Borouge with value added logistic services at its flagship Jebel Ali Port including the technology-driven handling operations of containers and the wide connectivity the port provides regionally and internationally. Borouge in turn will benefit from the availability of the port’s storage facilities, staffing and seamless shipping to its customers globally.
“We are pleased to collaborate with such a strong international port services provider like DP World to distribute our products shipped from our plants in Ruwais to our customers around the world,” said Abdulaziz Alhajri, CEO of Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge). “The signing of this contract with DP World embodies our commitment to ensure fast and safe shipments of our products looking forward to the high quality services DP World will be providing us.”
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said “DP World is proud to provide Borouge with value-adding, efficient general cargo handling services and unparalleled sea connectivity through Jebel Ali Port, with 98 weekly services to over 115 direct ports of call. We provide a cost-effective distribution platform that allows Borouge to quickly deliver to its customers the quality Abu Dhabi-made products they expect from this global leader of innovative plastics solutions.”
“The contract will enable Borouge to benefit from Jebel Ali’s modern technology, which supports the supply chain with gate automation systems and paperless processing of cargo documentation through a single electronic window.”
Borouge will also benefit from the semi-automated new capacity coming on line this year, which will take capacity at Jebel Ali Port to 19 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units) and enable Jebel Ali to handle as many as 10 of the new generation ultra large container ships (ULCS) at the same time.
Upon signing the contract, the DP World delegation was introduced to samples of Borouge’s plastics solutions for infrastructure (pipe systems, and power and communication cables), automotive and advanced packaging applications.
Borouge was established in 1998 as a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Austria based Borealis, a leading provider of chemical and innovative plastics solutions. It is a groundbreaking international partnership at the forefront of the next generation of plastics innovation.