UAE: DP World Honours Exceptional Employees for Excellence at Work


For the second consecutive year, premier regional port operator DP World, UAE Region has honoured a number of employees for their exceptional contributions to business excellence during 2010 under its unique “Taqdeer” initiative.

During a ceremony attended by the company‟s senior executives and staff, Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Joint Vice Chairman, DP World, and Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director DP World, UAE Region, distributed certificates and awards to 75 employees from the port operator’s different departments.

The awards fall under two categories. The first covers self-nominations for People Development Award, Excellence in Service Award, Outstanding Project Award and Self Development Award. Employees can nominate themselves for honours based on specific criteria. The second category comprises nominations made by the HR Department for Outstanding Performance Award, Outstanding Trainee Award and Outstanding Trainer Award. All the winners are chosen by specially appointed panels of judges.

Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Joint Vice Chairman, DP World, said: “Recognising and honouring outstanding performance by our employees is an essential part of DP World’s institutional culture. Our human assets are our most valued investment and this is reflected in the innovative contributions made by the winners of the ‘Taqdeer’ awards. We congratulate our winners.”

Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World UAE Region, said: “We are proud to present the „Taqdeer‟ awards to those who have gone the extra mile in their work. We believe that by recognising the exceptional performance of our employees, we encourage them to aim even higher. DP World UAE Region attaches great importance to empowering and rewarding its employees.”

Mohammed Ali Ahmed, Director of Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Business Support, DP World UAE Region, said: “By honouring excellence among our staff, DP World UAE Region aims to motivate employees to work harder, enhance communication between the administration and the employees, promote creative thinking, spread the culture of achievement and strengthen the bond between the company and its people.”

About DP World

DP World is one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world, with 49 terminals and 9 new developments and major expansions across 31 countries, Its dedicated. experienced and professional team of nearly 30,000 people serves customers in some of the most dynamic economies in the world.

DP World aims to enhance customers’ supply chain efficiency by effectively managing container, bulk and other terminal cargo.

The company constantly invests in terminal infrastructure, facilities and people, working closely with customers and business partners to provide quality services today and tomorrow, when and where customers need them.

In taking this customer-centric approach, DP World is building on the established relationships and superior level of service demonstrated at its flagship Jebel Ali facility in Dubai, which has been voted “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for 16 consecutive years.

In 2010, DP World handled around 50 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) across its portfolio from the Americas to Asia. With a pipeline of expansion and development projects in key growth markets, including India, China and the Middle East, capacity is expected to rise to around 92 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.


Source: dpworld, April 4, 2011;