On World Oceans Day 2018, the World Ocean Council (WOC) announced that global trade enabler DP World has become the first company in its sector to join the WOC as part of the company’s leadership journey to actively engage in the protection of the world’s ocean.

By becoming a member of the growing WOC international multi-industry alliance on ocean sustainable development, DP World will commence, enhance and advance its role as a responsible leadership company.

DP WorldLogoDP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, said: “We recognize the value and need in establishing partnerships to undertake robust ocean stewardship and combat marine pollution. Our experience and expertise across our network in marine environments will contribute to the alliance and its work in areas such as sustainable ocean development and science. The World Ocean Council will support our commitment to protect the ocean’s natural resources and our intention to become a leader in this area of environmental stewardship which forms part of our sustainability program, ‘Our World, Our Future.’”

Paul Holthus, WOC Founding President and CEO, said: “We are extremely honored and pleased to welcome DP World on board as the first global trade enabler to join the World Ocean Council. Ports are an essential component to ocean sustainable development and the company has a key role in the movement of cargo, with 78 marine and inland terminals in over 40 countries. The WOC and DP World will work together to promote sustainable development in ocean protection and conservation.”

DP World operates multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions. With a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 40 countries across six continents, DP World has a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets.

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