DP World's flagship Jebel Ali Port has been recognised for Excellence in Container Terminal Operations at the first ever Navis Inspire Awards 2015.
Sultan Ahmad bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World said that the sought after industry prize underlined the global marine terminal operator's customer-centric approach, innovation, process excellence and the commitment of its employees.
Bin Sulayem's comments were made during a special event held in Dubai to celebrate the award and to congratulate DP World's UAE Region team for the achievement. Some of the DP World senior management in attendance included Vice Chairman, Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, Group CEO, Mohammed Sharaf, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the UAE Region, Mohammed Al Muallem, and UAE Region's Chief Operating Officer, Mohammed Ali Ahmed.
Navis, a provider of operational technologies for terminal operators, revealed the winners of the awards in a special ceremony in San Francisco, USA. The trophy for Excellence in Terminal Operations was received by Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer, DP World, UAE Region and Pedro Caballero, Director for Terminal Planning and Performance.
Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem said, "Winning this global award is a top honour. Our vision for the business, strategy, customer focus and engagement are all key features integral to the success of our operations at Jebel Ali where an inspired, skilled and experienced team is delivering first class performance.
"Providing excellent customer service coupled with motivated employees are among our top priorities alongside a continuous drive for innovation and process excellence. These factors have combined to bring about this success.
"The award also reflects the achievements of Dubai. We are fully supportive of Dubai's strategic plan in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to turn the emirate into a leading economic and trading hub."
Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, added, "Customer service is at the heart of everything we do and we ensure we stay ahead of demand so our customers can maximise the efficiency of the supply chain and improve their competitiveness."
The Navis Inspire Awards recognise excellence in container terminal operations and highlight companies who use the Navis Terminal Operating System (TOS) and optimisation modules to innovate, optimise and deliver value at their terminal facilities and in their broader communities. Categories for the Awards include Terminal Operations Improvement, Innovation, Customer Impact and Community Impact.