DP World Highlights for 2013

first_img2013 was a remarkable year for global marine terminal operator DP World. Despite challenging market conditions and uncertainties that impacted the industry, the company maintained its focus on improving efficiencies, expanding capacity, enhancing its position as one of the top industry leaders globally and driving profitability.As a premier partner in the UAE’s successful bid to host Expo 2020 in Dubai, DP World played, through its global portfolio, an instrumental role in taking the message across the world.The year began and ended on a positive note for the company:January– DP World launched ‘Dreams of the Sea’, a major interactive project that for the first time ever collects the stories of those involved in Dubai and the UAE’s maritime history into an on-line archive available to all.“Dreams of the Sea: The Dubai Maritime History Project” is centred on a bilingual interactive website (www.dreamsofthesea.ae) that holds video interviews, photos and first-hand accounts of people involved in the city and the nation’s maritime history – from pearl divers and fishermen to historians and business leaders.The project was officially launched on January 14 with the formal opening of an exhibition at the Dubai Heritage Village in the Shindaga Historical Area.It also includes the launch of a book in Arabic and in English capturing the dreams and memories of those who witnessed and were part of the development of Dubai from a shelter for ships to a vibrant modern city that is the centre for trade for the region and an active player on the world stage.DP World set a new milestone when its Dubai ports handled their 100 millionth container in the decade 2003 to 2013.The 100 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent container units) record was achieved between January 2003 and January 2013 and covered all container boxes handled in both Mina Rashid and Jebel Ali Port. DP World, UAE Region’s annual container throughput increased more than 150% over the decade, from around five million TEU in 2003 to 13.3 million TEU in 2012.In all, the two container ports have handled 135 million TEU since the opening of Jebel Ali Port in 1979, around 75% of it since 2003.DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made harbour in the world, welcomed the maiden visit of the world’s largest containership at the time, CMA CGM Marco Polo, owned by the CMA CGM Group.This milestone reinforces Dubai’s and the port’s role as a regional gateway for the new generation of mega vessels.MarchGiant cranes taller than the London Eye sailed into the Thames Estuary and berthed at the UK’s new global shipping port, DP World’s London Gateway, at the end of a two-month sea voyage from China. The London Eye could be rolled underneath the three new cranes, which measure 138 metres tall at full height.Weighing 2,000 tonnes each, the cranes are taller than Wembley Stadium’s arch and two-and-a-half times the height of Nelson’s Column. They are the first in the UK to be able to lift four containers at once, which means the world’s largest ships will be loaded and unloaded more efficiently in future.DP World’s Vallarpadam terminal received its first transhipment mainline service, becoming India’s first and only transhipment hub.This followed the Indian government waiving cabotage regulations for the terminal, which until then had prevented mainline services transhipping at Vallarpadam, instead making lines transfer to local carriers. The law was changed based on DP World’s efforts to make Vallarpadam a hub port for India and the region.The International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT), also known as DP World Cochin, will be part of the new port rotation of the Asia-Indian Subcontinent-East Med (AME) service connecting China to the Mediterranean via the Indian subcontinent, with Cochin being the first port of call in India from China.AprilDP World announced the successful completion of the largest dredging programme at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in 10 years as part of the expansion project of Terminal 2.In total, 477,000 cubic metres of soil have been dredged from 2900 metres of quay wall at the roll-on roll-off (roro) vehicle carrier terminal, the tanker terminal and three container berths. The dredging deepened the draught of the roro and tanker berths from -10.5 to -11.5 metres while container berths 14, 16 and 17 were extended from -14 to -16 metres.JuneOpening of the new extension to Container Terminal 2 (T2) at flagship Jebel Ali PortThe expansion adds 1 million TEU to take capacity at Jebel Ali Port to 15 million TEU, extending the T2 quay wall by 400 metres to 3,000 metres. This allows the simultaneous handling of six mega ships. Together with Container Terminal 3, which is now under construction, Jebel Ali Port will reach 19 million TEU capacity in 2014 and will be able to handle 10 of the giant new generation vessels at the same time – the only port in the region able to do so.Marks & Spencer (M&S) and DP World London Gateway jointly announced that M&S will build a major new distribution centre at the new deep-sea container port and logistics park on the Thames in South Essex, just 25 miles from central LondonThe announcement marked a major milestone in the development of the 1,500-acre site located adjacent to DP World London Gateway. It provides a unique port centric logistics platform which will simplify supply chains for cargo and freight forwarders reducing costs and carbon emissions.DP World and Jawaharlal Nehru Port held a ceremonial signing of the concession awarded to DP World to construct and operate a new container terminal at the port.The new 330 metre berth with 27 hectares of yard will add 800,000 TEUs of container capacity and help ease congestion at Jawaharlal Nehru Port. DP World will invest around US$200 million to build the terminal adjacent to the Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), which DP World currently operates.OctoberDP World, UAE Region officially rolled out a new initiative that uses smartphone mobile applications to integrate its entire range of customer services at Jebel Ali Port.The smart new approach to boost productivity and enhance operational efficiencies for imports and exports passing through the DP World flagship facility was unveiled on the opening day of the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai.NovemberDP World and Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), Kazakhstan’s national railway company, signed an agreement that will see DP World provide management advisory services for the development of the Khorgos Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Inland Container Depot (ICD). DP World will also provide similar services under a separate contract at the Port of Aktau, Kazakhstan’s main cargo and bulk terminal on the Caspian Sea.The two agreements support Kazakhstan’s plans to transform and modernise its transport and logistics infrastructure to develop its strategic position as part of a New Silk Way rail-land bridge between the manufacturing hubs of China, and consumer markets in Central Asia and Europe.DP World London Gateway deep-sea port celebrated the arrival of first scheduled vessel, the ‘MOL Caledon’ from South Africa after more than a decade of planning and construction across three square miles of development.Providing British exporters and importers with a more efficient way to ship globally, at less cost, DP World London Gateway is located closer to major population centres of London, Birmingham and Manchester than other ports that are capable of handling the world’s biggest ships. Once fully operational, London Gateway will create 36,000 jobs and contribute £3.2bn to UK GDP annually (Source: Oxford Economics).2013 also saw initial volumes handled at Embraport terminal located within Brazil’s largest port, Santos, near Sao Paulo The one million TEU capacity Empresa Brasileira de Terminais Portuários (Embraport) is the largest private multi-modal marine terminal in the city of Santos. It has been built adjacent to Porto de Santos, which is the biggest Brazilian container port with 90% of its cargo destined for the local São Paulo market. There is excellent road and rail connectivity to the site.Thought leadershipIn April DP World announced the launch of the TURN8 seed accelerator programme designed to encourage innovative entrepreneurship worldwide, starting with Dubai.TURN8 looks for people with ingenious ideas that can be refined and brought to market through a “seed accelerator,” a programme that selects start-up teams with marketable ideas and supports them with funding, mentoring and training in exchange for a stake in any resulting business.In October Turn8 unveiled the final 10 innovative ideas bidding to be developed into commercially-viable businesses.The 10 teams of two are being supported with funding, mentoring and training in Dubai in exchange for a stake in any resulting business under TURN8, the region’s only programme that offers cradle-to-commercialisation support for innovative start-ups.In October, Turn8 organised a 1-day seminar on start-up funding options led by Brent Traidman, a Venture Partner with Fenox Venture Capital of San Jose, California.In November TURN8 embarked on a second round of its programme looking for entrepreneurship and innovation.CSC Leaders for StudentsIn September DP World joined forces with international leadership development organisation, Common Purpose in hosting the four-day CSCLeaders for Students, an international leadership development conference.More than 90 students from 25 countries took part in the conference. The group included 18 UAE nationals drawn from universities across the UAE.CSCLeaders for Students is a series of student conferences held in major cities where significant numbers of students from across the Commonwealth study. They bring together young people studying in the host city to tackle a significant challenge and build networks for the future.Counter Piracy ConferenceIn September DP World joined hands with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Abu Dhabi Ports Company to co-convene the 3rd public-private international counter-piracy conference.It was attended by around 750 government and industry leaders, including more than 20 minister-level government officials, who pledged their continued support for sustainable capacity building in Somalia that would lead to meaningful, long term solutions to eradicate maritime piracy, who pledged their continued support for sustainable capacity building in Somalia that would lead to meaningful, long term solutions to eradicate maritime piracy.The conference, held for the first time in 2011, is a reflection of the commitment of the UAE to bring together all stakeholders affected by piracy. Forging this important dialogue involving governments and industry is an important vehicle to strengthen public-private partnership in the common fight against maritime piracy.AWARDSIn February: DP World, UAE Region was for the second time recognised in the prestigious Dubai Awards for Sustainable Transport (DAST) initiated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).For the second consecutive year, the largest regional port operator was honoured for its work in improving the efficiency of the supply chain and the environment, winning the second prize in the Environmental Protection category for its “Sustainable Port Transport Fleet” project, which aims to reduce energy and fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and waste.In March: DP World, UAE Region won the UAE’s Terminal Operator Company of The Year category from Frost & SullivanDP World, UAE Region also won the Best Sea Port of the year at the first Trade and Export Middle East Excellence Awards.In May: DP World won the prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Business Excellence for 2013 for its professionalism and quality operations across its five marine terminals in India.The annual award was presented at a ceremony in Dubai in recognition of DP World’s business practices in India. It marks the third year running that the company has won a Golden Peacock Award.Also in May, DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port was named “Shipping Port of the Year” at the prestigious annual Supply Chain and Transport Awards (SCATA) 2013.It is Jebel Ali’s fifth SCATA award in seven years. Organised by ITP, the annual SCATA awards are a celebration of the Middle East logistics industry’s achievements over the past 12 months. They recognise outstanding regional and international companies, in 16 categories covering the logistics, sea freight and air cargo sectors.In November: DP World was named the Best Performing Company in the UAE and awarded the prestigious Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award for Most Outstanding Performance for 2013.DP World, UAE Region was one of the 16 recipients of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award presented this year, in addition to the Outstanding Performance Award.Also in November DP World won the award for Best Investor Relations Team for Corporate Governance – Middle EastThe award was presented at the fifth Middle East Investor Relations Society (ME-IR Society) Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony held in Dubai and supported by Dubai Financial Market and Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. The Annual Conference and Awards ceremony is the Society’s flagship event and recognizes the efforts of those regional companies and IR professionals who play a critical role in developing IR.In November DP World, UAE Region won the prestigious Container Terminal Operator Award for a fifth consecutive year at the Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2013 in Dubai.The judging panel chose the operator of Jebel Ali Port for its all-round operational excellence, a dynamic approach to creating a smart port, throughput performance, efficient automation systems and other value-adding services.In December DP World won the coveted “Excellence in Financial Reporting” Award at the Middle East Accountancy & Finance Excellence Awards.The Middle East Accountancy & Finance Excellence Awards are organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales (ICAEW) – a world leader in the accountancy and finance profession with over 140,000 members across the globe. The awards were launched in 2011 to celebrate the very best in the accountancy and finance profession in the Middle East.Also in December DP World operated Mina Rashid in Dubai was voted the World’s Leading Cruise Port for the sixth consecutive year at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2013, acknowledged as the ultimate travel industry accolade.Mina Rashid, which began life as the region’s first modern container port more than 40 years ago, competed and won against cruise ports from around the world, including Singapore, the Seychelles, Turkey, Mexico, Jamaica, Brazil, South Africa and the United States.[mappress]Press Release, January 7, 2014last_img read more

Oman Air Kenalkan Seragam Baru Awak Kabin di London Heathrow

first_imgUntuk seragam pramugari adalah gaun one piece berwarna pirus dengan panjang dibawah lutut dan memastikan ini cukup nyaman dan elegan untuk berbagai kebangsaan dan profil. Seragam ini juga dilengkapi dengan jas warna sama yakni biru yang dirancang untuk memperlihatkan menyampaikan bakat dan keanggunan.Topi untuk melengkapi seragam ini pun dirancang baru dengan tetap menambahkan slayer baik berwaran biru. Sedangkan untuk awak kabin pria menggunakan setelan jas warna gelap dengan model baru ditambah dengan dasi pirus. Sedangkan untuk kepala kabin wanita Oman Air memiliki sedikit perbedaan dimana ada aksen emas di samping palet pirus.Seragam wanita termasuk gaun yang sama, tetapi dalam warna teal yang lebih gelap, dengan topi dan syal emas. Dalam seragam ini yang ditiadakan adalah setelah naik maka seragam awak kabin akan berubah menjadi jaket makan selama layanan makan.Dengan jaket ini ada penambahan syal bunga yang dirancang untuk menunjukkan warna musiman Oman yakni warna pirus, emas dan magenta yang diilhami oleh laut, maahari terbenam serta pegunungan yang tertutup mawar di negara itu. Sedangkan untuk kepala kabin pria Oman Air akan mengenakan rompi abu-abu dengan dasi berwarna emas.“Terinspirasi oleh elemen kaya dari Oman, seragam baru kami adalah kesaksian bahwa gaya dapat berasal dari lanskap dan lingkungan kami yang menginspirasi. Itu adalah pengalaman yang sangat bermanfaat dalam mengerjakan proyek ini dan kami sangat bangga dan bersemangat untuk sekarang memperkenalkan seragam baru pada penerbangan Oman Air kami. Jumlah usaha dan waktu yang luar biasa yang didedikasikan oleh tim kami yang bekerja melalui beberapa perulangan desain, dan modifikasi sebelum penataan yang tepat dan tampilan keseluruhan dicapai di setiap pakaian, sungguh patut dipuji,” ujar CEO Oman Air Abdulaziz Al Raisi yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari businesstraveller.com (13/6/2019).Baca juga: Norwegian Airlines Bebaskan Awak Kabin untuk Berdandan SeadanyaPembawa ini akan memamerkan proses desain seragam di “State of Grace“, yang pertama dari lima video di “State of Wonder” Oman Air, sebuah seri baru yang akan diluncurkan secara progresif di semua saluran media sosial.Oman Air sendiri diketahui beroperasi di Jakarta sejak Desember 2014 lalu. Penerbangan yang dilakukan secara langsung yakni dari Bandara Internas Muscat menuju ke Bandara Internasional Soerkarno-Hatta.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSetelah 20 Tahun, Awak Kabin Aer Lingus Akhirnya Punya Seragam Baru19/01/2020In “Bandara”Hadirkan Seragam Mini, Qantas dan Emirates Harapkan Anak-Anak Cintai Profesi Awak Kabin27/10/2017In “Bandara”Aturan dan Etika Tata Rias Awak Kabin Masih Mengacu Ke Standar Era 60-an14/02/2019In “Destinasi” Seragam baru awak kabin Oman Air (The Arabian Stories) Setiap maskapai memiliki seragam yang memiliki ciri khas negara mereka dan warna yang dipilih pun biasanya tak jauh berbeda dari warna pesawat. Seperti baru-baru ini, Oman Air meluncurkan seragam baru untuk awak kabinnya di London Heathrow.Baca juga: Kerap Alami Pelecehan, Cathay Pacific Bakal Ganti Seragam Awak KabinSeragam ini dibuat oleh pengembang produk dan merek in house dari Oman Air sendiri. Desain pakaian awak kabin ini terinspirasi oleh kesultanan Oman yang kaya akan warna, budaya, sejarah dan warisan. Selain itu juga mempertahankan rona warna pirusnya yang dapat dikenali dengan menggambarkan inspirasi dari Laut Oman.last_img read more

Chelsea ready for ‘three finals’ – Lampard

first_imgFrank Lampard savoured Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final triumph against Manchester United and is determined to go on and win the trophy.Chelsea won 3-1 in a surprisingly one-sided game at Wembley, where they will return to face Arsenal in the final.AdChoices广告Blues boss Lampard is within sight of a Champions League place and silverware in his first season at the helm.He said: “It’s a great achievement for us to get there. “To win a semi is a great thing. To win a final is the thing. It was a step towards the final. We want to try and win that final.“We have to focus on the three finals domestically that we have – two league games and then Arsenal in the FA Cup final, which is huge for us.Mason Mount scored Chelsea’s second goal“We are progressing. We are getting better. There are going to be some bumps but today was a performance of huge character, personality, work ethic and quality.”Lampard praised several of his side, including Olivier Giroud, saying that the veteran striker “sets an amazing example” to younger players.Giroud, who scored Chelsea’s first goal, is set to face his former club in the final. See also:Lampard unsure how much Chelsea will spendLampard looking forward to Chelsea fans returningChelsea crush United in one-sided semi-finalChelsea v Man Utd player ratingsLampard expects Willian and Pedro to stay on at Chelsealast_img read more

Cricket: Alastair Cook gets stunning welcome from Indians in his final test

first_imgAdvertisement grlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg4rpWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 40muWould you ever consider trying this?😱8qCan your students do this? 🌚ntRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: The Times)Advertisement England test opener Alastair Cook who announced that he would retire from international cricket following the conclusion of the fifth test got a stunning guard of honour from the Indian players when he set out to bat today at Oval.Advertisement Earlier, the England skipper Joe Root who had won the toss chose to bat first. Cook was then given a standing ovation as he arrived at the crease and immediately looked comfortable on a slow pitch against a below-par India attack.Cook added 60 runs for the first wicket before his partner, Keton Jennings got out to Ravindra Jadeja. He then continued his flawless innings joining hands with the incoming Moeen Ali. Also in the course of his innings, Cook was awarded a life after he was dropped on 37 by Ajinkya Rahane in the gully region.Finally, he fell for 71 after Jasprit Bumrah cleaned his stumps. This knock of 71 marked the 89th time Cook crossed 50 or above in test matches.Cook, who holds the record for most appearances, runs and centuries for England, had already been presented with a commemorative cap by England director of cricket Andrew Strauss and England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves before the start of the game.Post-retirement, Cook has stated that he would continue to play for his home side Essex in the County Championships.Also Read:Cricket: “We are also hurt like you guys are” says Shikhar Dhawan to his fans   Advertisementlast_img read more

I-League 2018-19: Churchill Brothers obliterate Shillong Lajong 4-2

first_imgAdvertisement 61gNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsm0yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eg487( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) eyy9myjWould you ever consider trying this?😱ogjCan your students do this? 🌚a3ayphRoller skating! Powered by Firework Churchill Brothers SC picked up the first win of the season by obliterating Shillong Lajong 4-2 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Thursday. This win takes the Goan side to the third position with 10 points from 6 games, behind East Bengal on goal difference. Shillong Lajong, on the other hand, finds themselves in the 10th position with just win and four losses from five games.Advertisement Churchill Brothers showed no mercy against a young and all-Indian Shillong Lajong sideWillis Plaza drew first blood for the home side at the 18th minute itself when he rocketed the ball past the hapless keeper from a Dawda Ceesay cross. Samuel Lalmuanpuia restored the parity for the all-Indian away side twelve minutes later when he latched on to the rebound following Phirangki Buam’s shot.However, the joy was short-lived as Dawda Ceesay found the back of the net following an assist from Willis Plaza. As both the sides came out from the tunnel, Samuel Kynshi took the Churchill defense by surprise to go past them and slot the ball home.Advertisement The Trinidad and Tobago striker again turned into a villain for the away side as he headed home an Israel Gurung free kick at the 51st minute. Three minutes later, he completed his hat-trick by a solo effort. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Digging deep to bridge divide

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Pakenham residents are urged to dig deep this Christmas and support those who are less fortunate. This…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img