Jebel Ali launches largest inspection facility
DP World has inaugurated a large new modern container inspection facility at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.
The new facility is one of the largest inspection facilities in the region, spanning over 7,000 square metres and providing 59 customs, health and environment inspection bays.
A host of dignitaries, including the UAE Minister of Environment and Water, His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, joined senior DP World officials such as Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf and the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP World UAE Region, Mohammed Al Muallem at the ribbon cut ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility, which serves Jebel Ali Container Terminal 2.
The high level delegations from the Ministry of Environment and Water, DP World, Dubai Customs, Dubai Municipality and World Security toured the new state-of-the-art facility, which is equipped with the latest technologies, to inspect inbound cargo containers arriving through the 6 million-teu capacity Terminal 2.
During the ceremony Dr Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad said sustainability represents a cornerstone of the policy of the UAE development, and has been adopted as a major axis of Expo 2020.
“This new facility at Jebel Ali, the port gateway and the biggest transit of imports to the UAE, is a great achievement and an important contribution to the promotion and the efficiency of procedures for quarantine and veterinary, and in our efforts to sustain environmental security and higher rates of bio-security and food. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate DP World on its prestigious achievements, and the transforming of Jebel Ali Port into a mega hub port,” Bin Fahad said.
HE Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Vice Chairman of DP World said the two centres in Jebel Ali are very much a partnership with DP World’s friends in these government departments and this public/private co-operation in support of the trade is a fine example of the approach on which Dubai is founded and which has driven and supported its incredible growth over the years.
“That growth is set to continue, and we at DP World are ready for it,” Bin Thaniah said.
The new inspection facility includes dedicated areas for custom’s inspection, and for health and environment inspections. The new facility provides parking space for more than 90 trucks.
Jebel Ali Port provides market access to over two billion people across the Middle East and the wider region including Africa and the Subcontinent. Its new Container Terminal 3 (T3) due to open this year will take total capacity at the port to 19 Million-teu. T3 is set to be the world’s largest semi-automated facility.