DP World, UAE Region has won the prestigious Container Terminal Operator Award for a third consecutive year at the annual Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards last night.
The leading regional marine terminal operator’s all-round operational excellence, throughput performance, efficient automation systems and other sustainable value added services delivered at its terminal facilities helped it secure the premier maritime award.
Global port operator DP World was also the recipient of two more awards last night. Its Nhava Sheva Terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai won the Environmental Protection Award for its impressive green initiatives in environment management and energy conservation, while DP World’s P&O Maritime Services won the Marine and Offshore Services Award.
The Container Terminal Operator Award was received by Rashid Abdulla, Chief Operating Officer, DP World, UAE Region, from Jorn Hinge, Chief Executive Officer and President, United Arab Shipping Company (S.A.G) (UASC) at a ceremony hosted at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “We are honoured to receive the coveted Container Terminal Operator Award three years in a row and consider it as recognition of the collective efforts of our dedicated team. We will continue to play a frontline role in the growth of the container terminal industry in the region, not just with our operational and cost efficiencies but by providing enhanced supply chain solutions for long-term sustainability.”
Anil Singh, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World Subcontinent Region, said: "Being recognised for our efforts in environmental protection is a matter of great pride since it goes to show that sustainability can go hand in hand with commercial viability. The container industry has a great responsibility to ensure we push forward sustainable development and DP World is committed to improving the communities it operates in by adopting such practices in its operations worldwide.”
Andrew King, CEO, P&O Maritime Services said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award. It is wonderful recognition of the work the team is doing for our customers in the region. We will continue to work hard to earn their support into the future.”
More than 750 of the leading maritime industry professionals attended the Seatrade Awards gala.