DP World was recognised for its outstanding performance in governance and logistics during the pandemic in two categories, Hero of the Pandemic (Ports) and Most Innovative Company at the Transport & Logistics Middle East (TLME) Awards 2021. The awards were received by Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director, Ports and Terminals, DP World UAE, and Ibrahim Al Najjar, Director IT, DP World UAE in the presence of delegates from the industry.
Throughout the pandemic, by introducing various initiatives, DP World ensured that the workforce within their parks and zones remained safe. To ensure secure and efficient operations, the entity rolled out a vaccination drive that covered over 10,000 employees and their families. It also played a significant role in orchestrating the repatriation of cruise ship passengers and facilitation of crew changes. During the initial phase of the pandemic, the Mina Rashid port received 13 cruise ships that were stuck in the region with approximately 39,000 passengers, in- including 22,000 tourists, and 17,000 marine crew members.
Over the years, DP World has been a trailblazer in the industry as an enabler of smart trade. The organisation has been committed to enhancing its core competencies to achieve this goal. With the primary aim of supporting their customers and meeting the demands of the dynamic market, their team strives to develop innovative solutions in digital technology and automation to add value to the efficient and robust supply chains in the region.
DP World completed more than 60,000 container moves so far in the BoxBay high bay store system at the Jebel Ali Port. The milestone demonstrates how the disruptive technology concept works by streamlining container handling. As a leader in port and terminal operations and maritime services, the entity has implemented innovative strategies to keep cargo moving at an efficient rate during the pandemic despite several challenges.