Jebel Ali Port is DP World's flagship port, in addition to the world's largest man-made harbour and the largest container port between Rotterdam and Singapore. Located 35km to the southwest of Dubai, on the United Arab Emirates Arabian Gulf coast, the ports strategic geographic location close to the major east-west trades has enabled it to act as a maritime link between the Far East and the western hemisphere and it provides gateway access to a market of 2 billion people.
The world’s 9th largest container port plays a vital role in serving the world markets with more than 170 shipping lines and more than 90 plus weekly services connecting the Jebel Ali port to over 100 ports worldwide.
One of the most modern ports in the region, Jebel Ali is fully equipped to meet the needs of local and international land transportation. It is a technologically advanced facility, employing state-of-the-art equipment, a total of 22 berths and 78 cranes to cater to the world’s largest container vessels. The facility can accommodate ships of any size in existence and on the order book.
With an average monthly throughput in excess of 1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) over the past two years, Jebel Ali continues to be under pressure with larger vessels and a larger proportion of cargo destined for or originating from this market. The new expansion officially opened in June 2013 gives the port an additional capacity of 1 million TEU to take the total capacity at the port to 15 million TEU. Together with the new Container Terminal 3, which is now under construction, Jebel Ali Port will reach 19 million TEU capacity by 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.
A significant benefit for Jebel Ali Port is its location within Jebel Ali Free Zone. Established in 1985, the free zone currently houses more than 6400 companies active in manufacturing, trade, logistics and a range of industrial and service-orientated sectors. Jebel Ali port continues to be a model for the industry and the region, in everything from size to efficiency and security.