DUBAI, United Arab Emirates--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expo 2020 Dubai has announced DP World as its Premier Global Trade Partner. The company operates 77 terminals globally including Jebel Ali Port, under 10 km from the Expo site, and will be integral to the supply chain for the Expo, which will host over 180 nations and 25 million visitors for the world’s largest event in 2020. DP World is the third Premier Partner to date.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General Bureau Expo Dubai 2020, said, “Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa or South Asia. The partnership with DP World will play a central role in cementing the UAE’s position at the heart of future global trade. Trade and economic diversification are vital to the UAE’s future. Through this agreement with DP World and our other partners, Expo 2020 Dubai will leave an economic legacy in the form of new business generation, GDP growth and job creation across the region.”
DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “We are proud to become the Premier Global Trade Partner of Expo 2020. We are proud ambassadors globally for Dubai and the UAE, enabling trade in over half of the world’s economy. Expo 2020 will capture the world’s attention and will leave a strong legacy and the same applies to DP World – we boost trade, build economies and create a positive future. We are a Dubai flagship company enabling trade in 40 countries and have a similar mindset to Expo – thinking ahead, innovating for the future which makes us a natural choice as Expo 2020’s global trade partner.”
The partnership with DP World means that countries participating in Expo 2020 will be able to use ports in their home countries as well as Jebel Ali Port for their transport requirements as they prepare to take part in the global mega event, taking advantage of one of the most modern ports in the region, employing state of the art equipment and the infrastructure required to accommodate the world’s largest container vessels.
*Source: ME NewsWire