DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port has won the prestigious Golden Award for Best Seaport Overall from the Higher Committee for UAE Civil Seaports and Airports Security, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of the Higher Committee.
The award was presented by HE Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy to Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, on Tuesday, April 5, at a gala function in Abu Dhabi attended by high level government officials, industry leaders and other invitees.
The award, the highest recognition in the UAE for civil maritime security, cited Jebel Ali Port for its committed adherence to national security requirements as well as implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code set by the International Maritime Organisation to enhance security of ships and port facilities.
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, said: “As operators of the busiest commercial gateway to the region, DP World, UAE Region has always given the utmost priority to the safety and security of its port facilities. The Integrated Security System that shields Jebel Ali Port is the most advanced in the world, and winning the prestigious Golden Award is recognition of our commitment to safeguarding the interests of the nation and of our customers. We thank HE Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Higher Committee for the honour bestowed on us.”
The Higher Committee also awarded certificates of merit and appreciation to Mahmood Amin, Chief Executive Officer, Group Security and World Security, the specialist turnkey security solutions provider of Dubai World, in charge of implementing the security system at Jebel Ali Port.
Mahmood Amin, Chief Executive Officer, Group Security and World Security, said: “World Security believes in adopting a proactive policy when dealing with issues of safety concerning this nation’s economic assets. Our work at Jebel Ali Port is anchored in the close relationship between DP World, UAE Region and World Security. We owe our success to the hard work and uncompromising professional standards of our security teams and a strong work ethos. We are honoured to receive this recognition from the Higher Committee for UAE Civil Seaports and Airports Security.”
Last year, Jebel Ali was certified Best Port Overall, Best Port in Qualifying & Training and Best Port in Emiratisation in the Higher Committee’s annual list of honours for 2009.