Dubai: DP World's flagship Jebel Ali Port has won the Golden Award for Best Seaport Overall from the Higher Committee for UAE Civil Seaports and Airports Security.

The award was presented by Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, to Mohammad Al Muallem, Senior Vice-President and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region last week in Abu Dhabi.

The award, the highest recognition in the UAE for civil maritime security, cited Jebel Ali Port for its committed adherence to national security requirements as well as implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code set by the International Maritime Organisation to enhance security of ships and port facilities.

"As operators of the busiest commercial gateway to the region, DP World, UAE Region has always given the utmost priority to the safety and security of its port facilities. The Integrated Security System that shields Jebel Ali Port is the most advanced in the world, and winning the prestigious Golden Award is recognition of our commitment to safeguarding the interests of the nation and of our customers. We thank Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and the Higher Committee for the honour bestowed on us," Al Muallem said.

The Higher Committee also awarded certificates of merit and appreciation to Mahmoud Ameen, Chief Executive Officer, Group Security and World Security, the specialist turnkey security solutions provider of Dubai World, in charge of implementing the security system at Jebel Ali Port.