Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, and Director, Human Resources, Masoud Al Noori presenting a certificate and award to a ‘Taqdeer’ winner
For the 5th consecutive year, DP World, UAE Region has recognised the achievements of its employees at the annual “Taqdeer” Awards ceremony hosted by the premier regional port operator. The event highlights employees’ efforts to improve work processes, efficiency, reduce costs and protect the environment.
This year, 140 employees have been honoured across seven categories: leadership, best innovation project, self-development, outstanding trainee, special talent, outstanding performance, and team work.
“Taqdeer”, Arabic for “appreciation”, was launched by DP World, UAE Region in 2010. The 5th gala ceremony was held at Atlantis, the Palm, where Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Chief Operations Officer, and Masoud Al Noori, Director, Human Resources Department presented certificates and awards to the winners, in the presence of DP World Senior officials and employees.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World UAE Region, said: ”A dynamic and inspiring work environment is one of the key factors driving our success as the region’s largest port operator. Our people are our most valuable asset and we are committed to nurturing them by encouraging individual performance and excellence. Team work, commitment and leadership are deeply rooted in our people who are customer ambassadors and vital to our operations.
“In line with our commitment to the local community, we are engaging more skilled Emiratis to join the DP World family in Jebel Ali as well as throughout our global network across six continents.”
Masoud Al Noori, Director, Human Resources Department, DP World, UAE Region, said: “As a leading company in the UAE, we support our employees in their work and beyond with a strong focus on personal development and innovation. The ‘Taqdeer’ programme was established as a formal, ongoing system of recognition for those who stand out and as a vehicle of encouragement for others. We are delighted to see a growing number of our staff achieving the Taqdeer Award and congratulate them on their efforts.”
In January, the company announced that its latest Container Terminal 3 (T3) at Jebel Ali is set to become the world’s largest semi-automated facility when it opens for business this year, with Emirati men and women amongst those joining the crane operator teams.
With its highly sophisticated automated cranes, T3 will transform the workplace at the port using remote control technology to migrate work from the quayside to the safety and security of the operations building.
The new workplace also provides opportunities for those with special needs, with consoles and equipment in the operations room designed for wheelchair access.