Indonesian president tours Jebel Ali port with Sulayem
President Joko Widodo of Indonesia has visited DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port where he was received by chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and toured the leading integrated port and free zone facility.
President Widodo and his delegation inspected the technology-driven efficiencies that support the gateway facility – classed as the most productive port in the world by the Journal Of Commerce.
They were accompanied by senior DP World officials including vice chairman Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, senior vice president and managing director, UAE Region, Mohammed Al Muallem and other senior DP World officials.
“We are honoured that the President included a visit to our flagship facility Jebel Ali Port in his programme which demonstrates his belief in DP World’s expertise and his focus on boosting Indonesia’s maritime sector,” said Bin Sulayem.
“DP World is a long-time partner of the Indonesian government through their joint venture in PT. Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS), the largest terminal in Surabaya Tanjung Perak and the second largest in the country,” Bin Sulayem added. “We are committed to our operations there and look forward to cementing our relationships. The President’s visit builds on already existing amicable relations and lasting partnerships that benefit both countries.”
DP World has managed PT Terminal Petikemas Surabaya (TPS) terminal since its acquisition of P&O in 2006. It is a joint venture with a 51% shareholding held by the state owned company Pelabuhan Pelindo III and 49% held by DP World.
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