dp world’s uae region wins ‘middle east’s leading cruise port 2009’
Dubai’s Port Rashid Cruise Terminal, operated by the UAE Region of global port operator DP World, has won the World Travel Award as ‘Middle East’s Leading Cruise Port 2009.’
The World Travel Awards for the Middle East region were held in Dubai on May 5th, 2009. The awards recognise exceptional contributions to the global tourism industry, and are based on votes cast by travel agents and industry professionals in 160 countries.
Mr. Tariq Bin Khalifa, Commercial Director for DP World, UAE Region, said:
“The World Travel Awards are well-known standard within the industry. We are extremely pleased to have won this honour, and to celebrate the achievements of the travel and tourism sector, which is critical to maintaining Dubai as one of the world’s leading tourism destinations.”
About DP World
DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 49 terminals(1) and 12 new developments across 31 countries(2). Its dedicated, experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.
DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo.
The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.
In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 14 consecutive years.
In 2008, DP World handled more than 46.8 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia – an increase of 8% on 2007. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key growth markets, including India, China and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 95 million TEU over the next ten years.
(1) DP World Djen Djen in Algeria will join the portfolio in the first half of 2009.
(2) As of March 2009.