DP World expertise, experience applied in Santos

A high-level Brazilian delegation representing the port industry in Santos recently visited DP World’s flagship facility in Jebel Ali as part of a fact finding mission to Dubai exploring its multi-model logistics infrastructure.

By Staff Report

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Published: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 10:47 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:56 AM

The 38-member delegation led by the Mayor of Santos, Paulo Alexandre Barbosa, was received by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World chairman, and a number of senior company executives including Mohammed Sharaf, group chief executive officer.

The visit comes in the wake of a port conference “Santos Export” held in Santos last August that features a programme of visits by Brazilian port operators and representatives of Government authorities to ports abroad.

Welcoming the delegation to Dubai and to Jebel Ali Port, Bin Sulayem said: “The Jebel Ali Port was a major game changer for Dubai and the UAE, supporting the development of the city into a commercial hub powered by modern, multi-modal logistics infrastructure with sea, land and air connectivity securing a seamless and smooth supply chain, all anchored around a world-class port.

“The expertise we have developed here in Jebel Ali we have applied to all our portfolio, including our new development at Santos, Brazil. Embraport has begun initial operations, efficiently serving vessels as it prepares to become fully operational in the fourth quarter this year. We are confident Embraport will be a major contributor to Brazil’s expanding economy, supporting its future long term development.”

The one million twenty-foot equivalent container units capacity Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários (Embraport) is the largest private multi-modal marine terminal in the city of Santos.

It has been built adjacent to Porto de Santos, which is the biggest Brazilian container port with 90 per cent of its cargo destined for the local Sao Paulo market. There is excellent road and rail connectivity to the site.

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