In 2013, we celebrated a marquee milestone in our history by handling the 100 millionth container to pass through DP World, UAE Region terminals in ten years. The 100 million TEU record was achieved between January 2003 and January 2013.
Jebel Ali Port is one of the most modern technology-driven facility of its kind with its Gate Automation system and paperless processing of cargo documentation. Our customers use the Dubai Trade online platform, which offers a remarkably seamless business flow for trade facilitation. This single window trade enabler integrates over 200 online services supporting the supply chain industry. More than 85 thousand companies in the trade and logistics sector are now plugged into the system, conducting nearly 17 million online transactions in 2013 - a growth rate of 14% over 2012.
The number of ultra-large container vessels joining the world’s fleet is rapidly expanding. At Jebel Ali, we are seeing this very directly. In Jan 2013, we served the largest container vessel currently afloat – the CMA CGM Marco Polo – which has a nominal capacity of more than 16,000 TEU. Jebel Ali can accommodate any size ship currently in service or on order.
Jebel Ali has unparalleled sea connectivity, thanks to a true partnership with shipping lines, with 90+ weekly services to over 140+ direct ports of call. Importantly Jebel Ali also has intermodal connectivity, with sea, land and air – and the benefit of the huge logistics park, Jafza, home to more than 7300 companies.
Jebel Ali Port, with a proven ability to handle break-bulk, bulk, project, RORO, Livestock and all other general cargo, continues to position itself as a capable port for handling domestic cargo and an established hub for transshipment and re-export cargo.
We are connected through the main UAE / GCC Road network to the region – and it takes 2 to 3 days road transit to anywhere in the GCC.
We offer in tandem with our partners the world’s first dedicated sea – air customs bonded corridor, the shortest transit in the world, with the distance between seaport and airport of 20Kms. The corridor enables us to connect a sea – air box within 45 minutes of discharge. This increases cargo movements with the air connections through Dubai Airport and the New Al Maktoum airport.
In the near future, rail will be added to that offering – Etihad Rail is planning to have a railway depot within our facility, and eventually it is planned that Jebel Ali Port will be connected to the rest of the GCC via rail once the full network is built, adding unprecedented reach for the supply chain industry.
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