DP World became the 1st strategic partner member of the Algerian Business Council in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Created recently by Algerian business leaders, the Council operates as part of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and aims to enhance economic cooperation, trade and commerce between Algeria and the UAE.
A delegation from the Council comprising chairman Salah Eddine Noubli, vice-chairman Amine Staali, general secretary Prof Sid Ahmed Benraouane, and Chair of the working group in transport and logistics Abdelhak Attalah, visited DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, early this week at the global marine terminal operator’s headquarters in Jebel Ali, Dubai, and presented the Council membership certificate.
Welcoming DP World as a member of the council, Eng. Salah Eddine Noubli, Chairman of the Algerian Business Council, said: “Our role is to help companies identify business opportunities and support their market entry strategy in Algeria and the UAE. We consider DP World, which already has important investments and operations in Algeria, as an important partner in our venture. They have the knowledge and the capacity to drive business relations between Algeria and the UAE. We welcome them as our first strategic partner member and we are looking forward to this partnership.”
Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World chairman, said: “We thank the Algerian Business Council for their trust in DP World as a partner capable of driving business between Algeria and the UAE. Algeria is an important part of our African network where we can add value for our customers. We continue to invest in our existing terminals in Algeria to enhance their efficiencies by expanding capacity in line with market demand, developing the skills and expertise of our employees, equipment and infrastructure. We are ready to share our expertise and that of Dubai in supporting the economic growth and development of the country.”
DP World is a company which owns ports around the world. It has a portfolio of more than 65 marine terminals across 6 continents, including new developments underway in India, Africa, Europe and the Middle East and employs 36,000 people worldwide. Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. The company was founded in 2005.
Algeria is a country in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers. With an area of 2,381,741 square km (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the 10th largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa and the Arab world.
The Algerian Business Council in Dubai & Northern Emirates is a non-profit organization that operates under auspices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. It aims to enhance business and economic cooperation between Algeria and Dubai, and promote trade and investment opportunities for companies with business interest in the two countries.