DP World, UAE Region has launched a road safety awareness programme with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and automotive giants Mercedes-Benz and Michelin. The safety programme spread over two weeks features seminars and demonstrations by both automotive partners including technologically advanced trucks and tires and sessions on how vehicles can be made safer.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “We are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees and the wider community and by partnering with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority and key industry players we are helping to promote it. As Expo 2020 draws closer our roads will get busier and we will see a rise in truck traffic. Drivers and their employers are a key part of our operations in Jebel Ali and beyond and we aim to ensure those who visit or work here get home safely to join their families. Engaging with those involved in the movement of containers contributes to a safer community.”

DP World, UAE Region regularly conducts road safety campaigns designed to educate truck drivers on a range of issues including traffic rules in the terminal area, speed limits, restricted access areas, pedestrian crossings, parking procedures, personal protective gear, restrictions on the use of mobile phones while driving and the use of seat belts. DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port was the first in the Middle East to be awarded the United Nations Department of Safety and Security Certificate in 2013.

 

About DP World:

DP World[1] is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2016, DP World handled around 64 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 84.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.



[1] As of April 2017

 

Source: DP World