The newly appointed UAE ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Mansoor Abulhoul, visited DP World London Gateway last week (Thursday 14 November).
The ambassador met with senior leaders from DP World to learn more about the essential role that the London-based trade enabling hub connecting global supply chains, plays in helping move cargo to many destinations around the world.
His Excellency, Mr Abulhoul enjoyed a tour of the integrated logistics hub; a state-of-the art deep sea port and rail terminal alongside the largest logistics park in Europe. This unique trade enabling hub is a key connector for global trade and demonstrates a positive macro- and micro- economic impact.
DP World London Gateway provides efficient and flexible logistics facilities enabling greater speed-to-shelf of goods arriving at the port. In the last four years, more than 500 full time jobs have been created at DP World London Gateway.
Members of the DP World team also shared insights of the European supply chain and logistics market with the ambassador and DP World’s development of network connectivity across the region through leveraging the recent P&O Ferries and Unifeeder acquisitions. DP World has capabilities to harness our European footprint to help our customers shorten order-to-delivery time for e-commerce orders, industrial shipments and retail store replenishments.
UAE ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Mansoor Abulhoul stated “The scale of the operation that DP World has created as well as the vast upscaling of the infrastructure in the area is truly impressive. Our vision is that foreign direct investment from the UAE is sustainable and has an impact to create jobs, offer better trading opportunities and deliver growth of the national and regional economy.”
Speaking about the visit, Rashid Abdullah CEO of DP World – Europe, commented “It was a pleasure to welcome His Excellency, the ambassador to DP World London Gateway and demonstrate the trade enabling solutions offered by the UK’s most integrated logistics hub. As a UAE-owned business, we share His Excellency's vision to strengthen market links and grow prosperity by strengthening and advancing trade between Europe and the UAE."