UAE: DP World Chairman Meets Ecuadorian Trade Minister

His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman, today met with His Excellency Francisco Rivadeneira, Ecuadorian Minister of International Trade, and his accompanying high-level delegation.

His Excellency was also welcomed by DP World Group CEO Mohammed Sharaf and other senior DP World officials.

Talks covered matters of mutual interest to Ecuador and the UAE and ways of furthering the already strong ties between the two countries.

HE Francisco Rivadeneira was accompanied by HE Jose Xavier Orellana, Deputy Minister of Policies and International Trade Services, Ministry of International Trade, HE Kabalan Abisaab, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador to Qatar, Eng. Antonio Ruales, Executive Director, Mr. Hussam Hassan, Head of Commercial Office in the United Arab Emirates, Eng. Delia Guerra, Ministerial Adviser for logistics issues, Ministry of International Trade and Eng. Damian Velasco, Director of Communications, Ministry of International Trade.

Following the meeting, the delegation toured DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port where the visitors were briefed on the technology-driven operational efficiencies that have helped place Jebel Ali among the top ten container ports globally. That position will be further enhanced with the opening of the world’s largest semi-automated facility this year – the four million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container unit) capacity Terminal 3, which takes total capacity at Jebel Ali to 19 million TEU.

HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, said:

We warmly welcome His Excellency Rivadeneira and the senior Government delegation to the UAE and Dubai. Their visit builds on the strong ties already in place between our two countries and we hope it further cements our relationship. Ecuador is a country with bright economic prospects and great potential. The experience of Jebel Ali port and our current South American operations demonstrate how efficient infrastructure and modern, innovative technology support the development of communities, cities and countries, contributing to economic growth over the long term.”

Press Release, February 25, 2014

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