DP World UAE, the frontline trade enabler, won the Diversity & Equality Award 2021 at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa in association with Lloyd’s List, the world’s oldest continuously running journals in London.
Under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the awards were presented as part of the UAE Maritime Week. Now, in its 18th year, the awards identifies the best in the maritime sector with the fundamental objective of recognizing and honoring excellence in all spheres of business.
The award was received by Mr. Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director, Ports and Terminals, DP World UAE in the presence of industrial leaders. As part of its commitment to ensuring industry progress, DP World presented the Personality of the Year award, which was handed over by Mr. Al Jassmi to Mr. Abdullah Aldubaikhi, Chief Executive Officer, Bahri.
“Our efforts being lauded by the coveted Seatrade Maritime Awards has affirmed that we are indeed moving in the right direction. Receiving the Diversity & Equality Award is a landmark achievement as diversity is more than just a policy and practice at DP World UAE. It has been a part of DP World’s DNA since its inception. We firmly believe that our strength lies in our workforce and sustainable business practices.”
DP World has been a vital economic driver for emirates as the top maritime gateway with access to more than 3.5 billion consumers. It contributes 33.4 percent of Dubai’s GDP through its flagships like, the multi-functional Jebel Ali Port and the integrated commercial hub Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza).
“We have consistently focused on creating a workplace that encourages constant innovation, collaboration, learning and development, and superior performance. This award is a testimony to the hard work and dedication of our team and will only motivate us to work harder and achieve greater heights in future,” added Mr. Damithan.