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DP World UAE set to introduce ‘door-to-door logistics’ at GPCA

DP World UAE Region will showcase its latest range of offerings for the petrochemicals and chemicals sector at the 11th Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) trade show that will be held from April 15-17, 2019 in Dubai.

The company will highlight new door-to-door logistics solutions that cover the full breadth of the supply chain and support customers every step of the way.

These solutions are based on generating and leveraging synergies from integrating the activities of its numerous businesses –including Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Trade, and many others – and creating one of the most efficient and robust supply chains in the GCC.

Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region said: “The future is vibrant for the regional downstream petrochemical industry as it represents one of the fastest growing chemical markets globally.

Through our seamless and efficient supply chain solutions, we are facilitating industry growth and competitiveness in global markets.

The industry has begun to embrace the next-generation technology; as a leading trade enabler, we are focused on building the progressive and sustainable solutions that this sector demands.”

The International Energy Agency has reported that global chemical consumption is expected to grow by almost 60 per cent between 2018-2050, with GCC accounting for 12 per cent of all high-value chemicals.

Through the ecosystem created between Jebel Ali Port and Jafza, DP World UAE Region offers customised solutions for its clients.

These include a wide range of port solutions, port-centric logistics and value-added services such as warehousing (DG, Non-DG), ISO Tank storage, cargo mode conversion, transport management, order fulfilment, chemical blending, picking, bagging & drumming, tank cleaning and repair, and freight forwarding, among others.

Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone together contribute 33.4 per cent of Dubai’s GDP and 14.9 per cent to UAE’s non-oil GDP, and its global portfolio offers customers integrated solutions with 78 marine terminals and 9 logistics parks.

DP World UAE Region is one of the leading hubs for the petrochemicals and chemicals sector in the Middle East. Jebel Ali Port handles over 65 per cent of the GCC’s exports in this segment, with connections to 140 ports with over 80 weekly services offered. Total trade at the port rose by six per cent in 2017. Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is home to nearly 500 petrochemical companies that employ over 6,500 people.

DP World UAE Region is part of DP World – the leading enabler of global trade. The DP World UAE Region portfolio includes Jebel Ali Port, Mina Rashid Cruise Terminal and Coastal Berth, Mina Al Hamriya in Dubai city, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), National industries Park (NIP) and Dubai Auto Zone (DAZ), and Dubai Trade & World Security.

DP World UAE Region is the operator of Jebel Ali Port, a poly-functional flagship facility and the largest seaport in the Middle East. This facility is a premier gateway for over 80 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide.

Jebel Ali Port has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 24 consecutive years and is ranked amongst the largest container ports worldwide. It has the world’s largest human-made harbour.

Jafza is one of the world’s leading free trade zones, home to over 7,500 multinational companies.

Jafza accounts for 23.9% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow into the country, and it sustains the employment of more than 135,000 people in the United Arab Emirates. In 2017, Jafza generated trade worth USD 83.1 billion.

Strategically located at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 3.5 billion people, Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone is an integrated multi-modal hub offering sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities.

The facility contributes 33.4% of Dubai’s GDP every year.

DP World UAE Region plays a vital role in the economy of Dubai and the UAE. We aim to be essential to the bright future of regional trade, by setting the standard for technological and logistical capabilities.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating, we create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions for our customers.
Source: GulfToday

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