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Dubai Ports World

Leading enabler of global trade. We make trade easier with our global presence and local expertise

Company Overview

We began life as a local port operator with our first project, the development of Dubai’s Port Rashid, in 1972. Seven years later we opened Jebel Ali Port, the busiest port outside of Asia and a facility that has propelled us on our journey to becoming a leading enabler of global trade. Our successes around the region in the late 1990s – when we took on operations in Saudi Arabia, India and Romania – set us up to expand into the business we are today, while the evolving demands of international trade spurred us to look even further. As we went global in the 2000s we found new partners and made strategic investments, all to support the long-term development of our organisation. Now we operate a geographically diverse network of trade enabling businesses that provide access to some of the world’s busiest production centres, as well as its largest consumer markets, in mature and emerging economies. Our operations include ports and terminals, but also industrial parks, logistics and economic zones, maritime services and marinas. In fact, our business has changed so much from the early days of operating ports and terminals, we can now be an integral part of your supply chain, tailoring innovative solutions that tackle your challenges and manage your costs.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
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