DP World to showcase non-containerised cargo handling capacity at Breakbulk ME 2019
Jebel Ali Port operated by DP World, UAE Region, will showcase its offerings as the region’s premier gateway for breakbulk and project cargo at the 4th Breakbulk Middle East 2019 conference and exhibition in Dubai, the company said in its release.
As Expo 2020’s Premier Global Trade Partner, DP World has been scaling up its flagship Jebel Ali Port operations to handle expo-bound cargo and related services. Also hosted by DP World, UAE Region, Breakbulk ME 2019 brings together the region's leading shippers and project cargo professionals.
The throughput of non-containerised cargo such as breakbulk, bulk and project cargo has moved in a steady upward direction at Jebel Ali Port, evident in its average annual throughput of 4.8 million metric tonnes (MT) of breakbulk and 4.1 million MT of bulk between 2013 and 2017.
The importance of breakbulk is underscored by DP World’s focus of aligning Jebel Ali Port’s operations and services with its numerous Parks and Zones such as Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), National Industries Park and Dubai Auto Zone, its online trade services platform Dubai Trade, and security services through World Security. This integrated business model has allowed the company to position itself across the supply chain and provide seamless, customised support to suit existing market conditions.
With about $900bn worth of projects planned or underway, the UAE is the MENA region’s second biggest projects market. That includes $589bn worth of announced projects under construction and a pipeline of unawarded projects of about $310bn.
DP World’s flagship facility, Jebel Ali Port, is the premier gateway for over 80 weekly services connecting more than 140 ports worldwide and hinterland road connectivity across the GCC and beyond.
Jebel Ali is equipped to handle the growing demand for heavy lift and project cargo offering tailor-made solutions (including space for storage and assembly) for any shipment, regardless of the size or weight.