What is Jebel Ali Port and Where is it?
Jebel Ali Port in Dubai is one of the most famous and most important ports in the Middle East and the world, an important commercial link between the East and West markets, and a focal point for trade operations in the Middle East and linking it to the rest of the foreign markets.
Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, which is the largest seaport in the Middle East, and ranks 12th among the list of the largest container ports around the world. It is the jewel of DP World’s portfolio.
We will review with you the most important information about Jebel Ali Port, as well as its role in the process of global trade and international shipping.
What is Jebel Ali Port?
Jebel Ali Port is the most prominent port of the DP World portfolio and the main facility for it. It is located in the city of Dubai on the Gulf coast and is considered the most important and undisputed largest port in the Middle East, as it has won the award for the best port in the Middle East for 24 consecutive years, which shows the extent of the great and continuous development that the port management seeks to provide to maintain its distinguished position. The Jebel Ali Port Free Zone, known as Jafza, is one of the most important factors for the growth of the UAE economy and the maritime shipping sector, as are many of the diverse and distinguished commercial areas in the United Arab Emirates.
The port has a distinguished economic position within the UAE due to its contribution to the maritime shipping operations and the commercial exchange to and from or through international shipping companies. Thanks to its continuous development and vital logistic services, the port has been transformed into an integrated, comprehensive, multimodal center that links sea freight as well as air and land freight links.
The most important services of Jebel Ali port
Jebel Ali Port provides many important logistical services in many fields in general shipping, as Jebel Ali Port is the link between the markets of the Gulf countries, India, Asia and many diverse African markets.
The port also provides distinguished and diversified storage services with a high degree of specialization according to the type of products and the way they are packaged.
There is also a container filling station in the port, which is a highly developed facility used for shipping and filling containers, on an area of 134 thousand km, including covered storage space and uncovered storage space.
This station offers many distinguished services such as dealing with transit goods, weight reduction of containers, re-shipment, standardization of operations, and others.
The port also provides storage and refrigeration services through advanced storage and refrigeration facilities covering an area of about ten thousand square meters. These facilities help to store shipments that contain perishable products and products that require special storage conditions, such as pharmaceutical products, chocolate and cosmetics.
The port also provides non-hazardous waste unloading services, as it provides each anchored ship with 6 cubic meters containers for safe disposal of waste, which is part of the port tariff and all ships anchored inside the port are obligated to it.
With the great development witnessed by Jebel Ali Port and its Jafza Free Zone, the area has turned into an integrated community that includes all the necessary commercial, residential and logistical services. This was helped by the fact that the port is located within the Emirate of Dubai and is only 35 km from downtown Dubai, which contributed to the growth of the Jebel Ali community from International shipping companies and commercial companies quickly, which had a great impact on the development and prosperity of the UAE economy.
Speed Cargo Logistics provides integrated services in sea freight from Istanbul and Turkey to Jebel Ali Port in the United Arab Emirates for full containers, as well as for partial freight.