Jebel Ali only non - Far East port to rank in top ten
Jebel Ali is the only port ou tside the Far East to make it into the latest Top 10 list of the world’s largest ports – an achievement DP World Chairman HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem credits to Dubai’s visionary leadership in creating the infrastructure and the business environment to drive continuous growth, DP World said in its press release.
The latest container ports ’ rankings from Lloyd's List , Containerisation International (CI) and The Journal of Commerce (JOC) , all show DP World ’s flagship Jebel Ali port as the ninth largest in the world. Seven of the top 10 are i n Chin a , with the other two being Singapore, and Pusan , South Korea .
HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said: “ Jebel Ali has consistently maintained its Top Ten ranking since 1997 thanks to Dubai and the UAE’s position as the centre for trade in the region, which our port has supported and driven with constant investment in infrastructure to stay ahead of demand. This success is entirely due to the wise and far sighted vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE V ice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who has always been an inspiration for us , position ing Dubai and the UAE as a regional and international leader . “
In 2013, Jebel Ali added 1 million TEU capacity to its Container Terminal 2, and Container Terminal 3 (T3) currently under construction will add an additional 4 million TEU capacity , taking total capacity at Jebel Ali to 19 million TEU in 2015. T3 is set to be the world’s most advanced maritime terminal, featur ing 19 of the largest, most advanced and semi - automated ship to shore ( STS ) quay cranes and 50 fully automated rail mounted gantry ( ARMG ) yard cranes, which will be remotely operated from the comfort and safety of a control room.